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HPCR Manual on International Law Applicable to Air and Missile Warfare

Edited by: Claude Bruderlein

ISBN13: 9781107625686
Published: September 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £34.99
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The HPCR Manual on International Law Applicable to Air and Missile Warfare provides the most up-to-date restatement of existing international law applicable to the conduct of air and missile warfare. The HPCR Manual and its associated rule-by-rule Commentary are the results of a six-year endeavor led by the Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research (HPCR) at Harvard University, during which it convened an international group of renowned legal experts and practitioners to reflect on the current legal framework regulating air and missile warfare from various sources of international law. Through the publication of the HPCR Manual and its associated Commentary, HPCR hopes that legal advisors and military officers will benefit from an in-depth presentation - and interpretation - of international law applicable to military operations involving air and missile warfare. As a result, it is expected that a greater clarity of the law will enhance the protection of civilians in armed conflict.

Subjects:
Public International Law
Contents:
Section A. Definitions
Section B. General framework
Section C. Weapons
Section D. Attacks
Section E. Military objectives
Section F. Direct participation in hostilities
Section G. Precautions in attacks
Section H. Precautions by the belligerent party subject to attack
Section I. Protection of civilian aircraft
Section J. Protection of particular types of aircraft
Section K. Specific protection of medical and religious personnel, medical units and transports
Section L. Specific protection of medical aircraft
Section M. Specific protection of the natural environment
Section N. Specific protection of other persons and objects
Section O. Humanitarian aid
Section P. 'Exclusion zones' and no-fly zones
Section Q. Deception, ruses of war and perfidy
Section R. Espionage
Section S. Surrender
Section T. Parachutists from an aircraft in distress
Section U. Contraband, interception, inspection and capture
Section V. Aerial blockade
Section W. Combined operations
Section X. Neutrality.