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Advanced Introduction to International Humanitarian Law


ISBN13: 9781783477517
Published: December 2014
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £75.00
Paperback edition , ISBN13 9781783477531



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This innovative book provides a thought-provoking introduction to international humanitarian law. Robert Kolb explores the field through questions – which are at times challenging and controversial – in order to get to the very essence of the subject and give a fresh perspective.

The result is an exposition both of the law as it stands, through its written and unwritten rules, and also of the uncertainties, gaps, controversies and practical problems which have arisen. IHL is revealed as a living tool, an ever-adapting means to an ever-remaining need of protection during times of armed conflict.

Subjects:
Public International Law
Contents:
Foreword
1. The Main Epochs of Modern International Humanitarian Law and their Related Legal Constructions
2. International Armed Conflict and Non-International Armed Conflict
3. The Sources of International Humanitarian Law and Their Subject-Matter Specificity
4. The Main Principles of International Humanitarian Law
5. Applicability Issues of International Humanitarian Law: Finding a Way out of the Quagmire
6. Combatants and Civilians: A Sometimes Difficult Divide
7. Targeting: A Context-Related Set of Legal Rules
8. Implementation of International Humanitarian Law: The Achilles Heel of the System
9. Conclusion: The Challenges Ahead
Bibliography
List of abbreviations
Index