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An Introduction to the International Law of Armed Conflicts


ISBN13: 9781841137995
Published: September 2008
Publisher: Hart Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £36.99



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This book provides a modern and basic introduction to a branch of international law constantly gaining in importance in international life, namely international humanitarian law (the law of armed conflict). It is constructed in a way suitable for self-study.

The subject-matters are discussed in self-contained chapters, allowing each to be studied independently of the others. Among the subject-matters discussed are, inter alia:-

  • the Relationship between jus ad bellum / jus in bello;
  • Historical Evolution of IHL;
  • Basic Principles and Sources of IHL;
  • Martens Clause;
  • International and Non-International Armed Conflicts;
  • Material, Spatial, Personal and Temporal Scope of Application of IHL;
  • Special Agreements under IHL;
  • Role of the ICRC;
  • Targeting;
  • Objects Specifically Protected against Attack;
  • Prohibited Weapons;
  • Perfidy;
  • Reprisals;
  • Assistance of the Wounded and Sick;
  • Definition of Combatants;
  • Protection of Prisoners of War;
  • Protection of Civilians;
  • Occupied Territories;
  • Protective Emblems;
  • Sea Warfare;
  • Neutrality;
  • Implementation of IHL.