The Manual Of The Law Of Armed Conflict

Paperback | July 28, 2005

EditorUK Ministry of Defence

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This book is the first comprehensive manual on the law of armed conflict prepared by a team of expert scholars and practitioners working for and with the UK Ministry of Defence. It covers all aspects of the law of armed conflict as applied today, including means and methods of warfare, thetreatment of civilians and other non-combatants - including prisoners of war - and the conduct of operations in all three environments: land, sea and air. It also includes discussion of some of the key elements of relevance in the modern strategic environment, not least the legal aspects ofinternal armed conflict and the application of the law during peace support operations. This is a significant publication providing sound evidence of the legal views of one of the five Permanent Members of the UN Security Council. As such it will become an essential reference and source for legal scholars working in this field, for officials working in foreign and defence ministriesaround the globe, and for military officers and lawyers requiring a sound grasp of the legal framework of military operations

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This book is the first comprehensive manual on the law of armed conflict prepared by a team of expert scholars and practitioners working for and with the UK Ministry of Defence. It covers all aspects of the law of armed conflict as applied today, including means and methods of warfare, thetreatment of civilians and other non-combatant...

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) is the United Kingdom government department responsible for implementation of government defence policy and the headquarters of the British Armed Forces.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:672 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.43 inPublished:July 28, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199287287

ISBN - 13:9780199287284

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Table of Contents

1. Historical and General Background2. Basic Principles of the Law of Armed Conflict3. The Applicability of the Law of Armed Conflict4. The Armed Forces of the Belligerents5. The Conduct of Hostilities6. Weapons7. The Wounded, Sick, and Dead and Medical Services8. Prisoners of War9. Protection of Civilians in the Hands of a Party to the Conflict10. Negotiations Between Belligerents11. Occupied Territory12. Air Operations13. Maritime Warfare14. Application of the Law of Armed Conflict During Peace Support Operations15. Internal Armed Conflict16. Enforcement of the Law of Armed ConflictAppendices: Documents and MaterialsA. Geneva Convention I 1949: AnnexesB. Geneva Convention II 1949: AnnexC. Geneva Convention III 1949: AnnexesD. Geneva Convention IV 1949: AnnexesE. Additional Protocol I 1977: AnnexesF. Hague Cultural Property Convention 1954, Article 16G. Annex to the Amended Mines Protocol

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.,."very good news for all those interested in international humanitarian law. The reader will find a wealth of useful materials and statements on the law applicable in time of armed conflict. The UN Commission of Inquiry on Darfur relied heavily upon an advance copy of the Manual in its findings about the law applicable in internal armed conflicts." --Antonio Cassese, Chairman of the International Commission of Inquiry on Darfur