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Law Applicable to Armed Conflict

ISBN13: 9781108722988
Published: January 2020
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £26.99

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Which law applies to armed conflict?

This book investigates the applicability of international humanitarian law and international human rights law to armed conflict situations. The issue is examined by three scholars whose professional, theoretical, and methodological backgrounds and outlooks differ greatly. These multiple perspectives expose the political factors and intellectual styles that influence scholarly approaches and legal answers, and the unique trialogical format encourages its participants to decenter their perspectives. By focussing on the authors' divergence and disagreement, a richer understanding of the law applicable to armed conflict is achieved.

The book, firstly, provides a detailed study of the law applicable to armed conflict situations. Secondly, it explores the regimes' interrelation and the legal techniques for their coordination and prevention of potential norm conflicts. Thirdly, the book moves beyond the positive analysis of the law and probes the normative principles that guide the interpretation, application and development of law.

  • Provides an interdisciplinary trialogue of experts on the law applicable to armed conflict
  • Provides a multi-perspective approach to the topic, thereby bridging the camp mentality often found in academic debates and fostering a more engaged, cross-disciplinary debate
  • Explicitly focusses on divergence and disagreement of authors and contributes to a richer understanding of the law applicable to armed conflicts

Public International Law, International Criminal Law
Introduction: International law governing armed conflict - Christian Marxsen and Anne Peters
1. Trials and tribulations: co-applicability of IHL and human rights in an age of adjudication - Helen Duffy
2. Divisions over distinctions in wartime international law - Ziv Bohrer
3. Towards a moral division of labour between IHL and IHRL during the conduct of hostilities - Janina Dill
Conclusion: Productive divisions - Christian Marxsen and Anne Peters

Series: Max Planck Trialogues