The War Report: Armed Conflict in 2013

Paperback | December 20, 2014

EditorStuart Casey-Maslen

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This War Report provides detailed information on every armed conflict which took place during 2013, offering an unprecedented overview of the nature, range, and impact of these conflicts and the legal issues they created. 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 2013, categorising each as international, non-international, or amilitary occupation, with estimates of civilian and military casualties. In Part II, each of the 28 conflicts identified in Part I 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 robust allegations 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 US policy on drone strikes,the use of chemical weapons in Syria, the protection of persons with a disability, and national and international war crimes trials.The Report gives a full and accessible overview of armed conflicts in 2013, making it the perfect first port of call for everyone working in the field.

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This War Report provides detailed information on every armed conflict which took place during 2013, offering an unprecedented overview of the nature, range, and impact of these conflicts and the legal issues they created. In Part I, the Report describes its criteria for the identification and classification of armed conflicts under int...

Stuart Casey-Maslen is Head of Research at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:644 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:December 20, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198724683

ISBN - 13:9780198724681

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Part I SummaryPart II Armed Conflict ProfilesPart III Thematic Chapters1. Hilary Stauffer: The 'New' US Policy on Drone Strikes: Domestic and International Legal Considerations2. Alice Priddy: Sexual Violence against Men and Boys in Armed Conflict3. Stuart Casey-Maslen and Marina Mattirolo: Use of Chemical Weapons in the Syrian Conflicts and Under International Law4. Sandra Kraehenmann: Foreign Fighters and International Law5. Tomaso Falchetta: Child Soldiers in 2013: Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities6. Kristin Hausler: The Protection of Cultural Heritage in Armed Conflict7. Megan Burke and Loren Persi Vicentic: Protecting Persons with Disabilities in Armed Conflict8. Annyssa Bellal: Central African Republic: From Conflict to Chaos and Back Again?9. Alex Conte: The Responsibility to Protect and Syria10. Chiara Redaelli and Stuart Casey-Maslen: Protecting Civilians in Populated Areas during the Conduct of Hostilities after Gotovina11. Ilia Maria Siatitsa: National Trials of International Crimes in 2013: Procedural and Fair Trial Guarantees12. Damien Scalia: A Critical Review of Jurisprudence of the Ad Hoc Tribunals in 201313. Manuel Ventura: Farewell specific direction: aiding and abetting war crimes in Perisic, Taylor, and Sainovic and ors.14. Valentina Cadelo: Redress and Reparation for Victims of Armed Conflict: A Critical Review of Practice in 2013