Litigating War: Mass Civil Injury and the Eritrea-Ethiopia Claims Commission

Hardcover | May 10, 2013

bySean D. Murphy, Won Kidane, Thomas R. Snider

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Litigating War offers an in-depth examination of the Claims Commission of the Eritrea-Ethiopia War, which was tasked with deciding, through binding arbitration, claims for losses, damages, and injuries resulting from the war. After providing an overview of the war, the authors describe how theCommission was established, the extent of its jurisdiction, and the applicable law on which it relied. They explain the types of evidentiary issues that the Commission faced, and the types of relief that it ultimately offered war victims. The book includes a description of each side's treatment ofboth enemy aliens and prisoners of war, and concludes with a discussion of the lessons that can be learned from the Claims Commission's process and performance.

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Litigating War offers an in-depth examination of the Claims Commission of the Eritrea-Ethiopia War, which was tasked with deciding, through binding arbitration, claims for losses, damages, and injuries resulting from the war. After providing an overview of the war, the authors describe how theCommission was established, the extent of i...

Sean D. Murphy is the Patricia Roberts Harris Research Professor of Law at the George Washington University Law School, and a Member of the U.N. International Law Commission. Professor Murphy received his B.A. from Catholic University of America, J.D. from Columbia University, LL.M. from Cambridge University, and S.J.D. from the Unive...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:1040 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:May 10, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199793727

ISBN - 13:9780199793723

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Historical Overview of the Eritrea-Ethiopia War2. Possible Mechanisms for Litigating Mass War-Related Injury3. The Claims Commission: Establishment, Procedures, and Cross-Cutting Decisions4. Violation of the Jus Ad Bellum5. Battlefield Violations6. Aerial Bombardment7. Belligerent Occupation8. Prisoners of War9. Enemy Aliens and Property10. Diplomatic Violations11. Lessons Learned