The Oxford Handbook of International Law in Armed Conflict

Paperback | July 25, 2015

EditorAndrew Clapham, Paola Gaeta

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Over the past ten years the content and application of international law in armed conflict has changed dramatically. This Oxford Handbook provides an authoritative and comprehensive study of the role of international law in armed conflict and engages in a broad analysis of internationalhumanitarian law, human rights law, refugee law, international criminal law, environmental law, and the law on the use of force. With an international group of expert contributors, the Handbook has a global, multi-disciplinary perspective on the place of law in war. The Handbook consists of 32 chapters in seven parts. Part I provides the historical background of international law in armed conflict and sets out its contemporary challenges. Part II considers the relevant sources of international law. Part III describes the different legal regimes: land warfare,air warfare, maritime warfare, the law of occupation, the law applicable to peace operations, and the law of neutrality. Part IV introduces crucial concepts in humanitarian law: the use of weapons, proportionality, the principle of distinction, and internal armed conflict. Part V looks at rightsissues: life, torture, fair trials, the environment, economic, social and cultural rights, the protection of cultural property, and the human rights of members of the armed forces. Part VI covers key issues in times of conflict: the use of force, terrorism, unlawful combatants, mercenaries, forcedmigration, and issues of gender. Part VII deals with accountability for war crimes, the responsibility of non-state actors, compensation before national courts, and, finally, transitional justice.

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Over the past ten years the content and application of international law in armed conflict has changed dramatically. This Oxford Handbook provides an authoritative and comprehensive study of the role of international law in armed conflict and engages in a broad analysis of internationalhumanitarian law, human rights law, refugee law, i...

Andrew Clapham is Professor of Public International Law at the Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva, and Director of the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights. Paola Gaeta is Professor of International Criminal Law at the University of Geneva, Adjunct Professor at the Graduate Institute of Int...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:1008 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 2.06 inPublished:July 25, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

PrefaceI. Introduction1. A. Cassese: Current Challenges to International Humanitarian Law2. J. Kellenberger: The Role of the International Committee of the Red CrossII. Sources3. T. Meron: Customary Humanitarian Law Today: From the Academy to the Court Room4. R. Kolb and K. Del Mar: Treaties for Armed ConflictIII. Legal Regimes5. Y. Sandoz: Land Warfare6. M. Schmitt: Air Warfare7. W.H. von Heinegg: Maritime Warfare8. P. Spoerri: The Law of Occupation9. D. Fleck: The Law Applicable to Peace Operations10. P. Seger: The Law of NeutralityIV. Key Concepts for Humanitarian Law11. S. Haines: The Developing Law of Weapons: Humanity, Distinction, and Precautions in Attack12. N. Melzer: The Principle of Distinction Between Civilians and Combatants13. E. Cannizzaro: Proportionality in the Law of Armed Conflict14. E. David: Internal (Non-International) Armed ConflictV. Key Rights in Times of Armed Conflict15. W.A. Schabas: The Right to Life16. M. Nowak: Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment or Punishment17. D. Weissbrodt: International Fair Trial Guarantees18. E. Riedel: Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights in Armed Conflict19. J.M. Henckaerts and D. Constantin: Protection of the Natural Environment20. R. O'Keefe: Protection of Cultural Property21. P. Rowe: Members of the Armed Forces and Human Rights LawVI. Key Issues in Times of Armed Conflict22. G. Distefano: Use for Force23. A. Bianchi and Y. Naqvi: Terrorism24. K. Dormann: Unlawful Combatants25. J. Cockayne: Private Military and Security Companies26. D. Jinks: International Human Rights Law in Time of Armed Conflict27. C. Chinkin: Gender and Armed Conflict28. V. Chetail: Armed Conflict and Forced Migration: A Systematic Approach to International Humanitarian Law, Refugee Law, and Human Rights LawVII. Accountability/Liability for Violations of the Law in Armed Conflict29. P. Gaeta: War Crimes and Other International 'Core' Crimes30. A. Clapham: Focusing on Armed Non-State Actors31. C. Tomuschat: State Responsibility and the Individual Right to Compensation Before National Courts32. N. Michel and K. Del Mar: Transitional Justice