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International Humanitarian Law and Non-State Actors

Edited by: Ezequiel Heffes, Marcos D. Kotlik, Manuel J. Ventura

ISBN13: 9789462653382
Published: December 2019
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Country of Publication: Germany
Format: Hardback
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This book challenges the traditional approach to international law by concentrating on international hThis book challenges the traditional approach to international law by concentrating on international humanitarian law and placing the focus beyond States: it reflects on current legal, policy and practical issues that concern non-State actors in and around situations of armed conflict.

With the emergence of the nation-State, international law was almost entirely focused on inter-State relations, thus excluding - for the most part - non-State entities. In the modern era, such a focus needs to be adjusted, in order to encompass the various types of functions and interactions that those entities perform throughout numerous international decision-making processes.

The contributions that comprise this volume are oriented towards a broad readership audience in the academic and professional fields related to international humanitarian law, international criminal law, international human rights law and general public international law.

Contents:
Introduction: The Functions and Interactions of Non-State Actors in the Realm of International Humanitarian Law
Heffes, Ezequiel (et al.)
What Are ‘Armed Non-State Actors’? A Legal and Semantic Approach
Bellal, Annyssa
Beyond Banning Mercenaries: The Use of Private Military and Security Companies Under IHL
Gasser, Martina (et al.)
The Legal Protection of Personnel of United Nations Peacekeeping Operations in Times of NIAC
Okimoto, Keiichiro
Chemical Weapons and Non-State Actors
Naqvi, Yasmin (et al.)
Automatic Criminal Liability for Unlawful Confinement (Imprisonment) as a War Crime? A Potential Consequence of Denying Non-State Armed Groups the Power to Detain in NIACs
Ventura, Manuel J.
Detention by Non-State Armed Groups in NIACs: IHL, International Human Rights Law and the Question of the Right Authority
Mégret, Frédéric
Human Rights Obligations of Non-State Armed Groups: An Assessment Based on Recent Practice
Henckaerts, Jean-Marie (et al.)
Post-Conflict Justice: Extending International Criminal Responsibility to Non-State Entities
Nuzov, Ilya
Uses of IHL by the International Court of Justice: A Critical Approach Towards Its Role in the International Legal Arena
Frenkel, Brian E. (et al.)
The Development of IHL by Human Rights Bodies
Oberleitner, Gerd
Targeting Members of Non-State Armed Groups in NIACs: An Attempt to Reconcile International Human Rights Law with IHL’s (De Facto) Status-Based Targeting
Diab, Nader I.
Generating Respect for the Law by Non-State Armed Groups: The ICRC’s Role and Activities
Quintin, Anne (et al.)
Compliance with Humanitarian Rules on the Protection of Children by Non-State Armed Groups: The UN’s Managerial Approach
Kotlik, Marcos D.
Non-State Actors Engaging Non-State Actors: The Experience of Geneva Call in NIACs
Heffes, Ezequiel