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The Rule of Law in Crisis and Conflict Grey Zones: Regulating the Use of Force in a Global Information Environment


ISBN13: 9781472486950
To be Published: December 2016
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £95.00



This book responds to ongoing calls for clarification and consensus regarding the meaning, scope and interplay of humanitarian law and human rights law in the 'grey zones' of unconventional operational environments such as counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency operations. It contributes to the debate in this area by developing objective criteria for determining where the shift from the legal framework of law enforcement to that of non-international armed conflict occurs in relation to targeting law and weaponry law; by developing improved objective criteria for determining what constitutes direct participation in hostilities and de facto membership in an organized armed group; by taking stock of how existing targeting and weaponry rules are being applied to unconventional conflicts within civilian populated areas by key state players as well as by international and regional human rights mechanisms; by arguing for the progressive realisation of targeting and weaponry law so that they more fitting for operational environments that are increasingly urbanized and civilianized; by seeking to understand how global networked connectivity may impact upon our understanding of the operational theatre of war and the geographical reach of the legal framework of non-international armed conflict.

Subjects:
Human Rights and Civil Liberties, Public International Law
Contents:
Preface and Acknowledgements
Table of Cases
Table of International Treaties, Statutes and Protocols
List of Figures
List of Abbreviations
Introduction
Avoiding The Strategic Costs of Civilian Harm Through the Effective Use Of Force
Chapter 1 The Contemporary Theatre of Operations
Chapter 2 A General Critique of IHL Targeting And Weaponry Norms and Institutions
Chapter 3 Reconceptualising the Regulation of the Use Of Force in Situations of Crisis and Unconventional Conflict: Enhanced contextual status determination
Chapter 4 Reconceptualising the Regulation of the Use Of Force in Situations of Crisis and Unconventional Conflict: Individual status determination
Chapter 5 Towards a clearer framework for distinguishing those who participate directly in hostilities from those who are to be protected as civilians: extrapolating models of accessorial liability and co-perpetration in the commission of harmful acts
Chapter 6 Reconceptualising Targeting and Weaponry Law for the Unconventional Theatre of Operations
Chapter 7 Weaponry law: Emerging Approaches to the Regulation of Means of Warfare and Law Enforcement
Chapter 8 Regulating Military Operations Abroad: the Extraterritorial Effect of Human Rights and the potential Modalities of Parallel Application of the Right to Life under Human Rights Law and International Humanitarian Law
Chapter 9 Conclusions : Grey Zones of War and Peace in Our Globally Networked Information Environment
Bibliography
Index