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Roberts and Guelff's text has become widely accepted internationally as a standard work on international humanitarian law. The book contains authoritative texts of the main treaties and other key documents covering a wide variety of issues: the rights and duties of both belligerents and neutrals; prohibitions or restrictions on the use of particular weapons; the protection of victims of war, including the wounded and sick, prisoners of war, and civilians; the application of the law to forces operating under UN auspices; the attempts to apply the laws of war in civil wars; the prosecution of war crimes and genocide; the legality of the threat or use of nuclear weapons; and many other matters. This third edition, greatly expanded from the second, contains thirteen new documents, including agreements on anti-personnel mines and laser weapons; key extracts from the statutes of the international criminal tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, and the International Criminal Court; two documents on UN forces and international humanitarian law; and an extract from the Advisory Opinion of the International Court of Justice on nuclear weapons. There is a new appendix listing internet websites. The Introduction sets the subject in its historical context, outlines the various sources of the law, provides basic information about its application to states and individuals, and discusses its relevance in contemporary conflicts. In addition, each of the documents is preceded by a prefatory note by the editors, explaining matters relating to its adoption, interpretation and implementation, including how it relates to other agreements concluded subsequently. Each treaty is followed by a complete list of all states parties, along with the dates of adherence and details of any reservations or declarations which states have made. Prepared with extensive assistance from the official Depositaries of the various agreements, this is an essential reference book for statesmen and diplomats, members of armed forces and humanitarian organizations, lawyers, journalists, and students of international law and international relations.show more

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  • Paperback | 784 pages
  • 170 x 245 x 40mm | 1,301.82g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 0198763905
  • 9780198763901
  • 265,276

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"Indispensable to practitioners and students alike ... We are much indebted to the patient and scholarly labours of the two editors." International Affairs "An indispensable tool for any international lawyer." Professor Antonio Cassese, former President of the Yugoslav War Crimes Tribunal, The Hague "masterly...The third edition of Roberts and Guelff's Documents on the Laws of War is an essential and invaluable working tool for all those who are interested in international humanitarian law." International Review of the Red Cross, Genevashow more

About Adam Roberts

Adam Roberts is Montague Burton Professor of International Relations at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Balliol College. Richard Guelff is a member of the District of Columbia Bar with an international law practice in London and counsel to a law firm in Geneva.show more

Table of contents

Introduction by the Editors ; 1856 Paris Declaration Respecting Maritime Law ; 1868 St Petersburg Declaration Renouncing the Use, in Time of War, of Explosive Projectiles Under 400 Grammes Weight ; 1899 Hague Declaration 2 Concerning Asphyxiating Gases ; 1899 Hague Declaration 3 Concerning Expanding Bullets ; 1907 Hague Convention IV Respecting the Laws and Customs of War on Land ; ANNEX TO THE CONVENTION: REGULATIONS RESPECTING THE LAWS AND CUSTOMS OF WAR ON LAND ; 1907 Hague Convention V Respecting the Rights and Duties of Neutral Powers and Persons in Case of War on Land ; 1907 Hague Convention VII Relating to the Conversion of Merchant Ships into Warships ; 1907 Hague Convention VIII Relative to the Laying of Automatic Submarine Contact Mines ; 1907 Hague Convention IX Concerning Bombardment by Naval Forces in Time of War ; 1907 Hague Convention XI Relative to Certain Restrictions with Regard to Exercise of the Right of Capture in Naval War ; 1907 Hague Convention XIII Concerning the Rights and Duties of Neutral Powers in Naval War ; 1923 Hague Rules of Aerial Warfare ; 1925 Geneva Protocol for the Prohibition of the Use in War of Asphyxiating, Poisonous or Other Gases, and of Bacteriological Methods of Warfare ; 1936 London Proces-Verbal Relating to the Rules of Submarine Warfare Set Forth in Part IV of the Treaty of London of 22 April 1930 ; 1946 Judgment of the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg: Extracts on Crimes Against International Law ; 1948 UN Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide ; 1949 Geneva Convention I for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded and Sick in Armed Forces in the Field ; 1949 Geneva Convention II for the Amelioration of the Condition of Wounded, Sick and Shipwrecked Members of Armed Forces at Sea ; 1949 Geneva Convention III Relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War ; 1949 Geneva Convention IV Relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War ; 1954 Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict ; REGULATIONS FOR THE EXECUTION OF THE CONVENTION FOR THE PROTECTION OF CULTURAL PROPERTY IN THE EVENT OF ARMED CONFLICT ; 1954 First Hague Protocol for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict ; 1976 UN Convention on the Prohibition of Military or Any Other Hostile Use of Environmental Modification Techniques ; 1977 Geneva Protocol I Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and Relating to the Protection of Victims of International Armed Conflicts ; 1977 Geneva Protocol II Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and Relating to the Protection of Victims of Non-International Armed Conflicts ; 1978 Red Cross Fundamental Rules of International Humanitarian Law Applicable in Armed Conflicts ; 1980 UN Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons Which May be Deemed to be Excessively Injurious or to Have Indiscriminate Effects ; 1980 Protocol I on Non-Detectable Fragments ; 1980 Protocol II on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Mines, Booby-Traps and Other Devices ; 1980 Protocol III on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Incendiary Weapons ; 1995 Protocol IV on Blinding Laser Weapons ; 1996 Amended Protocol II on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Mines, Booby-Traps and Other Devices ; 1991 Operation Desert Storm, US Rules of Engagement (Pocket Card) ; 1993 Statute of International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia: Extracts ; 1994 San Remo Manual on International Law Applicable to Armed Conflicts at Sea ; 1994 ICRC/UNGA Guidelines for Military Manuals and Instructions on the Protection of the Environment in Time of Armed Conflict ; 1994 Statute of International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda: Extracts ; 1994 UN Convention on the Safety of United Nations and Associated Personnel ; 1996 Advisory Opinion of the International Court of Justice on the Legality of the Threat or Use of Nuclear Weapons: Extract ; 1997 Ottawa Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction ; 1998 Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court: Extracts ; 1999 Second Hague Protocol for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict ; 1999 UN Secretary-General's Bulletin on Observance by UN Forces of International Humanitarian Law ; Appendix I : Emblems and Signs ; Appendix II : Electronic Media ; Select Bibliography on the Laws of War ; Indexshow more

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