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A History of the Laws of War Volume 2: The Customs and Laws of War with Regards to Civilians in Times of Conflict

ISBN13: 9781849462051
Published: October 2011
Publisher: Hart Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
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This unique new work of reference traces the origins of the modern laws of warfare from the earliest times to the present day.

Relying on written records from as far back as 2400 BC, and using sources ranging from the Bible to Security Council Resolutions, the author pieces together the history of a subject which is almost as old as civilisation itself.

The author shows that as long as humanity has been waging wars it has also been trying to find ways of legitimising different forms of combatants and ascribing rules to them, protecting civilians who are either inadvertently or intentionally caught up between them, and controlling the use of particular classes of weapons that may be used in times of conflict.

Thus, this work is divided into three substantial parts:-

  • Volume 1 on the laws affecting combatants and captives;
  • Volume 2 on civilians;
  • Volume 3 on the law of arms control.
As a work of reference this set of three books is unrivalled, and will be of immense benefit to scholars and practitioners researching and advising on the laws of warfare. It also tells a story which throws fascinating new light on the history of international law and on the history of warfare itself.

Public International Law
Introduction I. Targets 1. Projectiles, Fire and Defended Areas 2. International Law on Projectiles Prior to the First World War 3. Between the Wars 4. The Second World War 5. The Nuremberg Trials and the 1949 Geneva Conventions 6. Between 1949 and 1977 7. The 1977 Additional Protocol 1 to the Geneva Conventions 8. From 1980 to the New Century II. Starvation 1. The Beginnings of Siege, Blockade and Scorched Earth 2. From the Enlightenment to the Twentieth Century 3. The First World War 4. The Second World War 5. After 1945 6. Two New Conventions and the Additional Protocols 7. Scorched Earth Between 1980 and the Twenty-first Century 8. Starvation in War Between 1980 and the Twenty-first Century III. Occupation 1. T he First Literate Civilisations 2. Ancient Israel 3. T he Greeks 4. T he Romans 5. T he Middle Ages 6. Forward from the Renaissance 7. The Enlightenment 8. International Humanitarian Law Emerges 9. Two Bad Decades 10. The First World War 11. The Armenian Genocide 12. Between the Wars 13. The Second World War 14. Examining the Killing of Civilians at Nuremberg 15. The 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide 16. The 1949 Convention (IV) Relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War 17. Between 1949 and 1977 18. The 1977 Additional Protocols and the 1979 Hostage Convention 19. Between Pol Pot and Saddam Hussein 20. The Wars of the 1990s 21. The International Criminal Court and its Aftermath IV. Property 1. Beginnings 2. The Greeks and the Romans 3. The Dark Ages 4. The Crusading Period 5. The High Middle Ages and the Renaissance 6. The Reformation and Early Enlightenment 7. The Nineteenth Century 8. The First Half of the Twentieth Century 9. The Second World War 10. Forward From 1954 11. Realigning the Last Decades of the Twentieth Century Conclusion 1. Targeting Civilians 2. Is Starvation a Restricted Method of Warfare? 3. Are the Practices in Times of Occupation, with Particular Regard to Genocide, Reprisals and Rape Better or Worse than in the Past? 4. Is Property Safe from Pillage and Unnecessary Destruction?

Series: History of the Laws of War

A History of the Laws of War: 3 Volume Boxed Set ISBN 9781849462037
Published October 2011
Hart Publishing
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