The Impact of Human Rights Law on Armed Forces by Peter RoweThe Impact of Human Rights Law on Armed Forces by Peter Rowe

The Impact of Human Rights Law on Armed Forces

byPeter Rowe

Paperback | February 6, 2006

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This book considers those aspects of human rights law which may become relevant to the activities of armed forces whether they remain in barracks, undertake training or are deployed in military operations within their own state or outside it. The unique nature of military service and of military courts gives rise to human rights issues in respect both of civilians and soldiers, whether volunteers or conscripts, who find themselves before these courts. Peter Rowe examines these issues as well as the application of international humanitarian law alongside the human rights obligations of the state when forces are training for and involved in armed conflict.
Peter Rowe is Professor of Law at the University of Lancaster. He has been Chairman of the UK Group of the International Society for Military Law and the Law of War, and has published widely in these areas.
Title:The Impact of Human Rights Law on Armed ForcesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.71 inPublished:February 6, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521617324

ISBN - 13:9780521617321


Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Human rights within the context of members of armed forces; 2. The human rights of members of the armed forces; 3. Human rights and the disciplinary process; 4. Civilians before military courts; 5. Human rights and international armed conflict; 6. Human rights, non-international armed conflict and civil disorder; 7. Human rights during multinational operations.

Editorial Reviews

"The first years of the twenty-first century have certainly presented a target-rich environment for legal scholars concerned with these issues, but saying that does not do justice to Rowe's book, whose strength lies in its ability to organize and, to the extent possible, integrate three bodies of jurisprudence that fit togehter only imperfectly: military law, international humanitarian law, and human rights law. This project is an ambitious one, as demonstrated by the sheer range of the topics that he addresses." - Eugene R. Fidell, National Institute of Military Justice