Principles of International Humanitarian Law

Principles of International Humanitarian Law


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This book provides a clear and concise explanation of the central principles of international humanitarian law (or the law of armed conflict) while situating them in a broader philosophical, ethical and legal context.

The authors consider a range of wider issues relevant to international humanitarian law, including its ethical foundations, relationship to other bodies of international law and contemporary modes of enforcement. This helps to develop a richer context for understanding the law of war and a sound basis for examining the changing nature of contemporary armed conflict. The book also discusses important recent decisions by international courts and tribunals, tracks the historical development of humanitarian principles in warfare and considers the legal position of states, individuals and non-state groups.

Principles of International Humanitarian Law is an important resource for students of international humanitarian law and International law academics, as well as international humanitarian law practitioners.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781781002728
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Publication date: 09/13/2013
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Jonathan Crowe, Bond University and Kylie Weston-Scheuber, Victorian Bar, Melbourne, Australia

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface 1. The Concept of Armed Conflict 2. Sources of International Humanitarian Law 3. Means and Methods of Warfare 4. Protection of Civilians 5. Protection of Combatants Hors de Combat 6. Humanitarianism and Human Rights 7. Liability of States and Non-State Groups 8. Liability of Individuals Index

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