Identifying the Enemy: Civilian Participation in Armed Conflict

Hardcover | August 23, 2015

byEmily Crawford

not yet rated|write a review
Over the past twenty-five years, significant changes in the conduct of wars have increasingly placed civilians in traditional military roles - employing civilians to execute drone strikes, the "targeted killing" of suspected terrorists, the use of private security contractors in combat zones,and the spread of cyber attacks. Under the laws of armed conflict, civilians cannot be targeted unless they take direct part in hostilities. Once civilians take action, they become targets. This book analyses the complex question of how to identify just who those civilians are.Identifying the Enemy examines the history of civilian participation in armed conflict and how the law has responded to such action. It asks the crucial question: what is "direct participation in hostilities"? The book slices through the attempts to untie this Gordian knot, and shows that thechanging nature of warfare has called into question the very foundation of the civilian/military dichotomy that is at the heart of the law of armed conflict.

Pricing and Purchase Info

$126.00

Ships within 1-3 weeks
Ships free on orders over $25

From the Publisher

Over the past twenty-five years, significant changes in the conduct of wars have increasingly placed civilians in traditional military roles - employing civilians to execute drone strikes, the "targeted killing" of suspected terrorists, the use of private security contractors in combat zones,and the spread of cyber attacks. Under the l...

Emily Crawford is a Lecturer at the Sydney Law School at the University of Sydney, and the Co-Director of the Sydney Centre for International Law. She is a member of the ILA Committee on Non-State Actors, a Co-Rapporteur for the ILA Study Group on Cyber-Terrorism, and a member of the Australian Red Cross IHL Committee for New South Wal...

other books by Emily Crawford

National Service and Volunteerism: Achieving Impact in Our Communities
National Service and Volunteerism: Achieving Impact in ...

Kobo ebook|Dec 11 2014

$100.09 online$129.99list price(save 23%)
International Humanitarian Law
International Humanitarian Law

Kobo ebook|Sep 24 2015

$52.59 online$68.24list price(save 22%)
The Origins of Agriculture: An International Perspective
The Origins of Agriculture: An International Perspectiv...

Kobo ebook|Jun 30 2009

$30.29 online$39.30list price(save 22%)
see all books by Emily Crawford
Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.93 inPublished:August 23, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199678499

ISBN - 13:9780199678495

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of Identifying the Enemy: Civilian Participation in Armed Conflict

Reviews

Extra Content

Table of Contents

IntroductionPart One: The Development of the Law Relating to Civilians and Armed Conflicts1. The General Rules on Civilians in Armed Conflicts - Civilian Immunity and the Principle of Distinction2. International Law and the History of Civilian Participation in Armed Conflict3. Direct Participation in Hostilities - Finding a DefinitionPart Two: Current Challenges to the Law on Civilians and Armed Conflict4. Targeted Killing5. Remote Warfare: Drones and Cyber Warfare6. Private Military and Security Companies7. 'Criminal' Armed ConflictPart Three: Civilian Participation in Armed Conflict and the Law in the 21st Century8. The Way Forward - How Can International Law Effectively Deal with Civilians Who Take Direct Part in HostilitiesConclusions - Where to From Here?