Humanizing the Laws of War: Selected Writings of Richard Baxter

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byRichard Baxter

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This book celebrates the scholarship of Richard Baxter, former Judge of the International Court of Justice and former Professor of International Law at Harvard Law School. The volume brings together Professor Baxter's writings on the laws of war, on which he was one of the most influentialscholars of the twentieth century. The collection of essays contained in this book once again makes his exceptional writings available to scholars and students in the field. His work remains timely and relevant to today's issues, and offers many analyses which have been borne out in subsequentyears. It includes, amongst many wide-ranging topics within the laws of war, Baxter's studies of the Geneva Conventions, human rights in times of war, and the legal problems of international military command.Featuring a new introduction by Professor Detlev Vagts exploring the importance of Baxter's writings, and a Bibliographical Note by Judge Stephen Schwebel assessing Baxter's life, this book is essential reading for scholars and students of international humanitarian law.

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This book celebrates the scholarship of Richard Baxter, former Judge of the International Court of Justice and former Professor of International Law at Harvard Law School. The volume brings together Professor Baxter's writings on the laws of war, on which he was one of the most influentialscholars of the twentieth century. The collecti...

Richard Baxter was Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, and a Judge of the International Court of Justice. At various times, Judge Baxter served as consultant to the Department of State, Department of Defense, the Human Rights Division and the Office of Legal Affairs of the United Nations, and the United Nations Institute for Train...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:450 pagesPublished:August 13, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199680256

ISBN - 13:9780199680252

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Table of Contents

1. Detlev Vagts: Introduction2. Judge Stephen M. Schwebel: Bibliographical Note3. The Duty of Obedience to the Belligerent Occupant4. So-Called 'Unprivileged Belligerency': Spies, Guerrillas, and Saboteurs5. The Municipal and International Law Basis of Jurisdiction Over War Crimes6. Constitutional Forms and Some Legal Problems of International Military Command7. The Geneva Conventions of 19498. The First Modern Codification of the Law of War: Francis Lieber and General Order No. 100.9. Forces for Compliance with the Law of War10. with Thomas Buergenthal: Legal Aspects of the Geneva Protocol of 192511. Legal Aspects of Arms Control Measures Concerning the Missile Carrying Submarines and Anti-Submarine Warfare12. Law of War13. Perspective - The Evolving Laws of Armed Conflicts14. Ius in Bello Interno: the Present and Future Law15. The Geneva Conventions of 1949 and Wars of National Liberation16. Humanitarian Law or Humanitarian Politics? The 1974 Diplomatic Conference on Humanitarian Law17. Armistices and Other Forms of Suspensions of Hostilities18. Human Rights in War19. Modernizing the Law of War