Documents on the Laws of War

Paperback | April 1, 2000

EditorAdam Roberts, Richard Guelff

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This is a completely revised and updated edition of a book which 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 andsick, 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. All the editorial text is revised and updated. 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, eachof 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 thedates 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 internationalrelations.

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This is a completely revised and updated edition of a book which 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;...

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.

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Format:PaperbackPublished:April 1, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction by the Editors1856 Paris Declaration Respecting Maritime Law1868 St Petersburg Declaration Renouncing the Use, in Time of War, of Explosive Projectiles Under 400 Grammes Weight1899 Hague Declaration 2 Concerning Asphyxiating Gases1899 Hague Declaration 3 Concerning Expanding Bullets1907 Hague Convention IV Respecting the Laws and Customs of War on LandAnnex to the Convention: Regulations Respecting the Laws and Customs of War on Land1907 Hague Convention V Respecting the Rights and Duties of Neutral Powers and Persons in Case of War on Land1907 Hague Convention VII Relating to the Conversion of Merchant Ships into Warships1907 Hague Convention VIII Relative to the Laying of Automatic Submarine Contact Mines1907 Hague Convention IX Concerning Bombardment by Naval Forces in Time of War1907 Hague Convention XI Relative to Certain Restrictions with Regard to Exercise of the Right of Capture in Naval War1907 Hague Convention XIII Concerning the Rights and Duties of Neutral Powers in Naval War1923 Hague Rules of Aerial Warfare1925 Geneva Protocol for the Prohibition of the Use in War of Asphyxiating, Poisonous or Other Gases, and of Bacteriological Methods of Warfare1936 London Proces-Verbal Relating to the Rules of Submarine Warfare Set Forth in Part IV of the Treaty of London of 22 April 19301946 Judgment of the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg: Extracts on Crimes Against International Law1948 UN Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide1949 Geneva Convention I for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded and Sick in Armed Forces in the Field1949 Geneva Convention II for the Amelioration of the Condition of Wounded, Sick and Shipwrecked Members of Armed Forces at Sea1949 Geneva Convention III Relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War1949 Geneva Convention IV Relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War1954 Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed ConflictRegulations for the Execution of the Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict1954 First Hague Protocol for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict1976 UN Convention on the Prohibition of Military or Any Other Hostile Use of Environmental Modification Techniques1977 Geneva Protocol I Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and Relating to the Protection of Victims of International Armed Conflicts1977 Geneva Protocol II Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and Relating to the Protection of Victims of Non-International Armed Conflicts1978 Red Cross Fundamental Rules of International Humanitarian Law Applicable in Armed Conflicts1980 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 Effects1980 Protocol I on Non-Detectable Fragments1980 Protocol II on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Mines, Booby-Traps and Other Devices1980 Protocol III on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Incendiary Weapons1995 Protocol IV on Blinding Laser Weapons1996 Amended Protocol II on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Mines, Booby-Traps and Other Devices1991 Operation Desert Storm, US Rules of Engagement (Pocket Card)1993 Statute of International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia: Extracts1994 San Remo Manual on International Law Applicable to Armed Conflicts at Sea1994 ICRC/UNGA Guidelines for Military Manuals and Instructions on the Protection of the Environment in Time of Armed Conflict1994 Statute of International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda: Extracts1994 UN Convention on the Safety of United Nations and Associated Personnel1996 Advisory Opinion of the International Court of Justice on the Legality of the Threat or Use of Nuclear Weapons: Extract1997 Ottawa Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction1998 Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court: Extracts1999 Second Hague Protocol for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict1999 UN Secretary-General's Bulletin on Observance by UN Forces of International Humanitarian LawAppendix I : Emblems and SignsAppendix II : Electronic MediaSelect Bibliography on the Laws of WarIndex

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