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The Concept of Military Objectives in International Law and Targeting Practice


ISBN13: 9781138818408
Published: November 2014
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £95.00
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The concept that certain objects and persons may be legitimately attacked during armed conflicts has been well recognised and developed through the history of warfare. This book explores the relationship between international law and doctrine in determining whether an object is a lawful military target. By examining the interpretations and applications of the 1977 Additional Protocol I to the four 1949 Geneva Conventions, this book provides a comprehensive analysis of the concept and use of military objective.

Tackling topical issues such as the targeting of television and radio stations, computer network/cyber targets, Agnieszka Jachec-Neale analyses the concept of military objective within the context of both modern military doctrine and the major coalition operations which have been undertaken since it was formally defined.

This monograph will be of great interest to students and scholars of international law and the law of armed conflict, as well as security studies and international relations.

Subjects:
Public International Law
Contents:
1. Introduction

Part I: The Concept and Definition of Military Objective
2. The concept of Military Objective
3. Nature, Location, Use and Purpose
4. Effective Contribution to Military Action
5. Definite Military Advantage
6. Methods of Achieving Military Advantage
7. Problematic Cases

Part II: Operationalization of the Definition of Military Objective
8. Military Doctrine and International Law
9. Problems of Legal Interoperability in Relation to the Identification of Lawful Targets

10. Conclusion