The Conduct of Hostilities under the Law of International Armed Conflict

The Conduct of Hostilities under the Law of International Armed Conflict

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This is the seminal textbook on the law of international armed conflict, written by a leading commentator on the subject. The second edition has been thoroughly revised and updated, taking into account new developments in combat, numerous recent judicial cases (especially decisions rendered by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia), as well as topical studies and instruments. The text clarifies complex issues, offering solutions to practical combat dilemmas that have emerged in present-day battlefield situations. Several current (and controversial) subjects are examined in depth, including direct participation in hostilities, human shields, and air and missile warfare. Useful definitions and explanations have been added, making intricate problems easier to comprehend. The book is designed not only for students of international law, but also as a tool for the instruction of military more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 1139007211
  • 9781139007214

Table of contents

1. The general framework; 2. Lawful combatancy; 3. Prohibited weapons; 4. Lawful targets of attack; 5. Protection from attack of civilians and civilian objects; 6. Measures of special protection from attack; 7. Protection of the environment; 8. Specific methods of warfare; 9. War crimes, orders, command responsibility and defences; General more