The War Report: 2012

Paperback | January 13, 2014

EditorStuart Casey-Maslen

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This is a comprehensive Report on every armed conflict which took place during 2012. It is the first of a new series of annual reports on armed conflicts across the globe, offering an unprecedented overview of the nature, range, and impact of these conflicts and the legal issues they create.In Part I the Report describes its criteria for the identification and classification of armed conflicts under international law, and the legal consequences that flow from this classification. It sets out a list of armed conflicts in 2012, categorising each as international, non-international, or amilitary occupation, with estimates of civilian and military casualties. In Part II, each of these conflicts are examined in more detail, with an overview of the belligerents, means and methods of warfare, the applicable treaties and rules, and any prosecutions for, investigations into, or robustallegations of war crimes.Part III of the Report provides detailed thematic analysis of key legal developments which arose in the context of these conflicts, allowing for a more in-depth reflection on cross-cutting questions and controversies. The topics under investigation in this Report include drone strikes, the use ofexplosive weapons, small arms, forced displacement of civilians, detention at Guantanamo Bay, and the enforcement of international humanitarian and criminal law in both national and international courts.The Report gives a full and accessible overview of armed conflicts in 2012. It should be the first port of call for everyone working in the field.

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This is a comprehensive Report on every armed conflict which took place during 2012. It is the first of a new series of annual reports on armed conflicts across the globe, offering an unprecedented overview of the nature, range, and impact of these conflicts and the legal issues they create.In Part I the Report describes its criteria f...

Dr Stuart Casey-Maslen is Head of Research at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights. His research concerns international weapons law, international law and armed groups, and the qualification of armed conflicts. He has consulted and published widely on the international law of armed conflict, including C...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.68 inPublished:January 13, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Elizabeth Wilmshurst: ForewordPart I: OverviewSummaryWhat is an armed conflict?Part II: Individual Conflicts in 2012Armed conflict between South Sudan and SudanArmed conflict between Pakistan and the USAMilitary occupation of Azerbaijan by ArmeniaMilitary occupation of Cyprus by TurkeyMilitary occupation of Eritrea by EthiopiaMilitary occupation of Georgia by RussiaMilitary occupation of Lebanon by IsraelMilitary occupation of Moldova by RussiaMilitary occupation of Palestine by IsraelMilitary occupation of Syria by IsraelMilitary occupation of Western Sahara by MoroccoArmed conflict in AfghanistanArmed conflict in Central African RepublicArmed conflict in ColombiaArmed conflict in the Democratic Republic of CongoArmed conflict in GazaArmed conflict in MaliArmed conflict in MexicoArmed conflict in MyanmarArmed conflict in the PhilippinesArmed conflict in SomaliaArmed conflict in SudanArmed conflict in SyriaArmed conflict in ThailandArmed conflict in TurkeyArmed conflict in YemenPart III: Key ThemesSection A: Weapons1. Alice Priddy and Stuart Casey-Maslen: Drone strikes in Afghanistan, Gaza, Pakistan, Somalia, and Yemen in 20122. Maya Brehm: The use of explosive weapons in populated areas in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria in 20123. Sarah Parker and Mireille Widmer: Small arms and light weapons, the United Nations Plan of Action, and armed conflictSection B: Methods of warfare4. Kate Halff and Stuart Casey-Maslen: Forced displacement of civilians by parties to armed conflicts in 2012Section C: Detention5. Silvia Suteu: A decade of detention at Guantanamo Bay 2002-2012Section D: Armed non-state actors and international norms6. Marina Mattirolo: Armed non-state actors and jus in bello in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Libya, Mali, and SyriaSection E: The protection of vulnerable groups7. Gilles Giacca and Tahmina Karimova: Education as a 'battleground' in armed conflicts in 2012Section F: Judicial enforcement of international criminal and humanitarian law8. Sharon Weill: National case law on international humanitarian and criminal law in 20129. Damien Scalia: Jurisprudence in the ad hoc international criminal tribunals in 201210. Annyssa Bellal: The implications of the Lubanga case for international law