Weapons and the Law of Armed Conflict

Hardcover | April 9, 2016

byWilliam Boothby

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Bringing together the law of armed conflict governing the use of weapons into a single volume, the fully updated Second Edition of Weapons and the Law of Armed Conflict interprets these rules and discusses the factors influencing future developments in weapons law. After relating thehistorical evolution of weapons law, the book discusses the important customary principles that are the foundation of the subject, and provides a condensed account of the law that exists on the use of weapons. The treaties and customary rules applying to particular categories of weapon arethereafter listed and explained article by article and rule by rule in a series of chapters. Having stated the law as it is, the book then explores the way in which this dynamic field of international law develops in the light of various influences. The legal review of weapons is discussed, both from the perspective of how such reviews should be undertaken and how such a system should beestablished. Having stated the law as it is, the book then investigates the way in which this dynamic field of international law develops in the light of various influences. In the final chapter, the prospects for future rule change are considered.This Second Edition includes a discussion of new treaty law on expanding bullets, the arms trade, and norms in relation to biological and chemical weapons. It also analyses the International Manuals on air and missile warfare law and on cyber warfare law, the challenges posed by 'lethal autonomousweapon systems', and developments in the field of information and telecommunications otherwise known as cyber activities.

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Bringing together the law of armed conflict governing the use of weapons into a single volume, the fully updated Second Edition of Weapons and the Law of Armed Conflict interprets these rules and discusses the factors influencing future developments in weapons law. After relating thehistorical evolution of weapons law, the book discuss...

Dr Bill Boothby retired as Deputy Director of Legal Services (RAF) in 2011 having obtained his Doktor Iuris from the Europa Universitaet Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder) in Germany in 2009. He was a member of the Group of Experts that prepared the HPCR Manual on the Law of Air and Missile Warfare and was also a member of the Group of Experts...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:480 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.1 inPublished:April 9, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198728506

ISBN - 13:9780198728504

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. The Evolution of the Law of Weaponry3. Components of the International Law of Weaponry4. The Use of Weapons and the Law of Targeting5. Customary Principles-Superfluous Injury and Unnecessary Suffering6. Customary Principles-Indiscriminate Weapons7. Weapons and the Environment8. Conventional Weapons Convention9. Poison, Poisoned Weapons, Asphyxiating Gases, Biological and Chemical Weapons10. Firearms, Bullets, and Analogous Projectiles11. Mines, Booby-traps, and Other Devices12. Rules Relating to Other Specific Technologies13. Nuclear Weapons14. Applying Weapons Law to Particular Weapon Systems15. Cluster Munitions16. Maritime and Outer Space Weapons17. Unexploded and Abandoned Weapons18. Non-International Armed Conflict19. Compliance with International Weapons Law20. Technology, Humanitarian Concern and the Future