The Handbook of International Humanitarian Law by Dieter FleckThe Handbook of International Humanitarian Law by Dieter Fleck

The Handbook of International Humanitarian Law

EditorDieter Fleck

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This fully updated third edition of The Handbook of International Humanitarian Law sets out an international manual of humanitarian law accompanied by case analysis and extensive explanatory commentary by a team of distinguished and internationally renowned experts.The new edition takes account of recent developments in the law, including the 2010 amendments to the ICC Statute, the progressive evolution of customary law, and new jurisprudence from national and international courts and tribunals. It sheds light on controversial topics like direct participationin hostilities; air and missile warfare; belligerent occupation; operational detention; and the protection of the environment in armed conflict. The book also addresses the growing need to consider the interface between international humanitarian law and human rights, as well as other branches ofinternational law, both during armed conflicts and in post-conflict situations.The commentary both deepens reflection on such innovations, and critically reconsiders views expressed in earlier editions to provide a contemporary analysis of this changing field. Renowned international lawyers offer a broad spectrum of legal opinions, restating the law in this area, which isapplicable worldwide. Particular attention is paid to problems of application of the law in recent military campaigns, which are assessed and interpreted in a practice-oriented manner. Based on best-practice rules of global importance, this book gives invaluable guidance to practitioners andscholars of this important body of law.

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Dieter Fleck, Dr.iur. (Cologne), is the Former Director for International Agreements and Policy, Federal Ministry of Defence, Germany; Honorary President of the International Society for Military Law and the Law of War; Member of the Advisory Board of the Amsterdam Center for International Law (ACIL); former Chairman of the Committee o...
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Title:The Handbook of International Humanitarian LawFormat:PaperbackDimensions:768 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 1.54 inPublished:September 28, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198729286

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Dieter Fleck: Introduction1. Mary Ellen O'Connell: Historical Development and Legal Basis2. Jann K. Kleffner: Scope of Application of International Humanitarian Law3. Knut Ipsen: Combatants and Non-Combatants4. Stefan Oeter: Means and Methods of Combat5. Knut Dormann and Hans-Peter Gasser: Protection of the Civilian Population6. Jann K. Kleffner and Wolff Heintschel von Heinegg: Protection of the Wounded, Sick, and Shipwrecked7. Horst Fischer: Protection of Prisoners in Armed Conflict8. Nilendra Kumar: Protection of Religious Personnel9. Roger O'Keefe: Protection of Cultural Property10. Wolff Heintschel von Heinegg: The Law of Armed Conflict at Sea11. Michael Bothe: The Law of Neutrality12. Dieter Fleck: The Law of Non-International Armed Conflict13. Ben F. Klappe: The Law of International Peace Operations14. Silja Voneky: Implementation and Enforcement of International Humanitarian Law