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International Humanitarian Law

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  • Date Published: November 2015
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107537095
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  • This clear and concise textbook provides an accessible and up-to-date examination of international humanitarian law. With the aid of detailed examples, extracts from relevant cases, and useful discussion questions, students are expertly guided through the text. A recommended reading list is included in every chapter to support deeper engagement with the material. Emerging trends in theory and practice are also explored, allowing readers to build on their knowledge and grapple with some of the biggest challenges facing the law of armed conflict in the twenty-first century.

    • Case studies and other real-life examples illustrate how the law is observed in practice
    • Each chapter and subject is contextualized with relevant historical, social, and political background, to help students better understand how international humanitarian law regulates the conduct of participants in armed conflict
    • Chapter introductions and end-of-chapter reading lists support further understanding of the subject
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    "Crawford and Pert have accomplished the seemingly impossible: produced a text on IHL that matches its concise explanations with real scholarly sophistication. It also deftly combines the history of the legal regulation of warfare with the most cutting edge controversies of the field, including drones, targeted killings, and cyberwar. It will be as useful to students as it is to scholars, and has earned a permanent place on my desk."
    Jens David Ohlin, Cornell Law School

    "This book introduces the reader to the key principles without disregarding the doctrinal debates or discounting the contests over certain concepts."
    Andrew Clapham, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva

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    04th Oct 2018 by Liliyana

    Excellent book, easy to read and grasp the main concepts. Especially the chapter about the principles of the International Humanitarian Law.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2015
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107537095
    • length: 324 pages
    • dimensions: 247 x 175 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.65kg
    • contains: 9 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Historical development of international humanitarian law
    2. The contemporary legal basis of international humanitarian law and its fundamental principles
    3. Types of armed conflicts
    4. Individual status in armed conflict – combatants, non-combatants, direct participation in hostilities and prisoners of war
    5. Protection of the wounded, sick, and shipwrecked
    6. The law of occupation and the protection of civilians
    7. Targeting
    8. Means and methods of warfare
    9. Implementation, enforcement and accountability.

  • Authors

    Emily Crawford, University of Sydney
    Emily Crawford is a lecturer and Director of the Sydney Centre for International Law (SCIL). She teaches international law and international humanitarian law, and has delivered lectures both locally and overseas on international humanitarian law issues, including the training of military personnel.

    Alison Pert, University of Sydney
    Alison Pert lectures at the University of Sydney in international law, specialising in the use of force and international humanitarian law. She is a qualified barrister and has practised as a lawyer in government and the private sector in London, Papua New Guinea and Australia. She has represented Australia at international organisations including Unidroit and UNCITRAL, and in treaty negotiations.

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