Depleted Uranium Weapons and International Law: A Precautionary Approach

Depleted Uranium Weapons and International Law: A Precautionary Approach

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789067042659
Publisher: T.M.C. Asser Press
Publication date: 06/26/2008
Edition description: 1st Edition.
Pages: 340
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Avril McDonald is a research associate at the TMC Asser Institute and a lecturer at the University of Groningen.

Jann K. Kleffner is an assistant professor at the University of Amsterdam Faculty of Law.

Brigit Toebes is a lecturer at the University of Aberdeen School of Law.

Table of Contents

The Nature and Military Use of Depleted Uranium and the Consequences of Its Use in Armed Conflict.- Depleted Uranium and its Use in Weapons.- Environmental and Health Consequences of The Use of Depleted Uranium Weapons.- The International Legal Regulation of Depleted Uranium Weapons.- The Law of Arms Control and Depleted Uranium Weapons.- A Military View on Depleted Uranium.- The use of Depleted Uranium and the Prohibition of Weapons of a Nature to Cause Superfluous Injury or Unnecessary Suffering.- The Use of Depleted Uranium and the Principles of Distinction, Proportionality and Precaution.- The Use of Depleted Uranium and the Prohibition against the use of Poisoned Weapons.- The Use of Depleted Uranium and the Direct Protection of the Environment Under jus in Bello.- The use of Depleted Uranium as a Potential Violation of Human Rights.- Responsibility and Remedies Concerning The Use of Depleted Uranium Weapons.- State Responsibility for the use of Depleted Uranium Weapons in Armed Conflict.- Internationaland Domestic Remedies for Individuals Suffering Damage as a Result of Exposure to Depleted Uranium Weapons.- Conclusions and the Way Forward.- Averting Foreseeable and Unexpected Damage: The Case for a Precautionary Approach Vis-À-Vis Depleted Uranium Weapons.

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