The Practical Guide to Humanitarian Law / Edition 2

The Practical Guide to Humanitarian Law / Edition 2

by Francoise Bouchet-Saulnier
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742554953

ISBN-13: 9780742554955

Pub. Date: 03/15/2007

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Definitions are often the first step toward granting or denying a person's rights. Now in a thoroughly revised and updated edition, the Guide provides precise meaning and content for terms such as terrorism, refugee, genocide, and intervention-concepts that the media have introduced into everyday conversation, yet whose legal and political meanings are often obscure.…  See more details below

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Definitions are often the first step toward granting or denying a person's rights. Now in a thoroughly revised and updated edition, the Guide provides precise meaning and content for terms such as terrorism, refugee, genocide, and intervention-concepts that the media have introduced into everyday conversation, yet whose legal and political meanings are often obscure. The Practical Guide to Humanitarian taw explains the terms, concepts, and rules of humanitarian law in accessible and reader-friendly alphabetical entries. Written from the perspective of victims and those who bring them assistance, the Guide outlines the dangers, spells out the law, and points the way toward dealing with violators and violations of the law. Entries in the Guide are complemented by detailed bibliographic references, addresses, phone numbers, and internet addresses of the organizations presented; a thematic index; and an up-to-date list of the status of ratification of the more than twenty international conventions and treaties concerning humanitarian law, human rights, refugees, and international criminal law.

About the Author:
Francoise Bouchet-Saulnier is the legal counsel for the Medecins Sans Frontieres foundation in Paris, France

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742554955
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
03/15/2007
Edition description:
Second English Language Edition
Pages:
584
Product dimensions:
7.45(w) x 10.34(h) x 1.67(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Legend
Introduction1
The Guide10
App. AState of Ratification of Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Conventions447
App. BList of States Party to International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Conventions (as of October 2000)450
Term Index475
Humanitarian Law Themes: A Guide to Key Entries Divided by Subject485
About the Author489

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