International Humanitarian Law

International Humanitarian Law : Cases, Materials and Commentary

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Drawing together key documents, case law, reports and other essential materials, International Humanitarian Law offers students, lecturers and practitioners an accessible and critically informed account of the theory, law and practice of international humanitarian law. Providing comprehensive, thematic and targeted coverage of national and international cases and materials, this book successfully balances doctrine with practical application to help readers understand how the theories are applied in practice and navigate through jurisprudence with ease. Employing a critical and targeted commentary throughout, this book also helps readers to better understand the implications of the law and the challenges facing international humanitarian law today including: cyber war, detention, direct participation in hostilities, human rights in armed conflict and terrorism. Suitable for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students and practitioners, International Humanitarian Law offers a thematic and comprehensive treatment of the subject.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 422 pages
  • 172 x 246 x 20mm | 850g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1107462746
  • 9781107462748
  • 963,461

Table of contents

1. Definition and classification of armed conflicts; 2. Fundamental principles of international humanitarian law; 3. The relationship between international humanitarian law and human rights law; 4. Principle of distinction; 5. Protection of civilians; 6. Protection of prisoners of war; 7. Means and methods of warfare and the law of targeting; 8. Law of neutrality; 9. Law of occupation; 10. The law of non-international armed conflict; 11. Enforcement of international humanitarian law; 12. Command responsibility; Index.
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'An exceptionally well-structured, organized and comprehensive collection of cases and materials, which would be very useful for any course on international humanitarian law.' Marko Milanovic, University of Nottingham
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'An exceptionally well-structured, organized and comprehensive collection of cases and materials, which would be very useful for any course on international humanitarian law.' Marko Milanovic, University of Nottingham `An exceptionally well-structured, organized and comprehensive collection of cases and materials, which would be very useful for any course on international humanitarian law.' Marko Milanovic, University of Nottingham
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About Nicholas Tsagourias

Nicholas Tsagourias is Professor of International Law at the University of Sheffield. He is also on the editorial board for the Journal of Conflict and Security Law and was a member of the Cyber Terrorism Group of the International Law Association. Alasdair Morrison was an Army Legal Services Officer until his retirement as a Lieutenant Colonel in 2015. Over his thirty years of service, he gained extensive experience in the operational law field in the UK and overseas, including operational deployments and instructing and presenting on international humanitarian law.
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