Humanitarian Law in Armed Conflicts

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This fully updated second edition of The Handbook of Humanitarian Law in Armed Conflicts sets out an international 'manual' of humanitarian law in armed conflicts accompanied by case analysis and extensive explanatory commentary by a team of distinguished and internationally renowned experts.

Topics examined include the historical development, legal basis, and scope of application of international humanitarian law; methods and means of combat; protection of the civilian ...

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Overview


This fully updated second edition of The Handbook of Humanitarian Law in Armed Conflicts sets out an international 'manual' of humanitarian law in armed conflicts accompanied by case analysis and extensive explanatory commentary by a team of distinguished and internationally renowned experts.

Topics examined include the historical development, legal basis, and scope of application of international humanitarian law; methods and means of combat; protection of the civilian population, and of the wounded, sick or shipwrecked, and of prisoners of war; the protection of cultural property; the law of neutrality; and the enforcement of international humanitarian law.

This edition also incorporates new chapters covering the law of non-international armed conflicts and international peace operations. Highly topical issues including the role of the UN security council, the relevance of International Humanitarian Law in peacetime and post-conflict military operations, and enforcement through trials for war crimes in national and international courts are also discussed.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Important and useful work on international humanitarian law in armed conflicts...All national armed and auxiliary forces throughout the world...should obtain this Handbook and distribute it as widely as possible."--The Lawyers Review


"An important and highly valuable book in a field of international law that has seen far to few works of this scope in recent decades."--American Journal of International Law

UNEDITED UK REVIEW: "Review from previous edition ...important and useful work on international humanitarian law in armed conflicts...All national armed and auxiliary forces throughout the world...should obtain this Handbook and distribute it as widely as possible."--The Lawyers Review 1996

UNEDITED UK REVIEW: "An important and highly valuable book in a field of international law that has seen far to few works of this scope in recent decades."--George H. Aldridge, AJIL 1996

"Its comprehensive presentation of a not easily accessible body of law, its most thoroughly researched and well documented chapters, its clear structure and layout, as well as its easily traceable writing style make it a standard manual on international humanitarian law."
--International and European Law Book Reviews Online

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199232505
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 3/20/2008
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 775
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 6.40 (h) x 2.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Dieter Fleck is former Director for International Agreements & Policy of the German Federal Ministry of Defence and Honorary President of the International Society for Military Law and the Law of War.

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Preface

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