Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist

The Concept of Non-International Armed Conflict in International Humanitarian Law

Part of Cambridge Studies in International and Comparative Law

  • Author: Anthony Cullen, Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge
  • Date Published: April 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521760485

Hardback

Add to wishlist

Other available formats:
eBook


Looking for an evaluation copy?

This title is not currently available for evaluation. However, if you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an evaluation copy. To register your interest please contact asiamktg@cambridge.org providing details of the course you are teaching.

Description
Product filter button
Description
Contents
Resources
Courses
About the Authors
  • Anthony Cullen advances an argument for a particular approach to the interpretation of non-international armed conflict in international humanitarian law. The first part examines the origins of the 'armed conflict' concept and its development as the lower threshold for the application of international humanitarian law. Here the meaning of the term is traced from its use in the Hague Regulations of 1899 until the present day. The second part focuses on a number of contemporary developments which have affected the scope of non-international armed conflict. The case law of the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia has been especially influential and the definition of non-international armed conflict provided by this institution is examined in detail. It is argued that this concept represents the most authoritative definition of the threshold and that, despite differences in interpretation, there exist reasons to interpret an identical threshold of application in the Rome Statute.

    • Provides a detailed analysis of the development of the law, giving the reader insight into its past and potential future development
    • Proposes an interpretation of key concepts and provides tools for determining the relevance of international humanitarian law to particular situations
    • Deals with complex legal concepts in a clear style, thus helping the reader master one of the most difficult areas of public international law
    Read more

    Reviews & endorsements

    'Anthony Cullen's monograph offers an excellent inquiry into many relevant aspects of the concept of non-international armed conflict that should be of interest to both the general and expert reader.' Wolfgang S. Heinz, European Journal of International Law

    '… this pioneering book … [is] an important piece of scholarship which will be used in education and practice for years to come …' Tamás Hoffmann, International and Comparative Law Quarterly

    '… well-written and well-reasoned …' Professor Dr Robin Geiss, German Yearbook of International Law

    '… a welcome contribution to the literature on international humanitarian law … highly recommended …' Dr Frederik Naert, Military Law and Law of War Review

    'Anthony Cullen's monograph offers an excellent inquiry into many relevant aspects of the concept of the non-international armed conflict that should be of interest to both the general and expert reader.' Global Law Books

    'Anthony Cullen deals with the threshold(s) of application of the law of noninternational armed conflict. While the author (rightly) attaches the utmost significance to the case-law of the international criminal courts, and above all, to the Tadic decision, the greatest merit of his study consists in the most careful analysis of the travaux pre´paratoires of Common Article 3 of the GCs, of Article 1 of AP II, and of Article 8 of the Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC).' Claus Kreß, The British Yearbook of International Law

    See more reviews

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity

    ×

    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?

    ×

    Product details

    • Date Published: April 2010
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521760485
    • length: 238 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.52kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The application of international humanitarian norms to internal conflict prior to the Geneva Conventions of 1949
    2. Article 3 common to the four Geneva Conventions of 1949 and the threshold of non-international armed conflict in international humanitarian law
    3. Changes in the scope of non-international armed conflict resulting from the Additional Protocols of 1977
    4. The threshold of non-international armed conflict
    5. The concept of non-international armed conflict in the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court
    6. Conclusion.

  • Author

    Anthony Cullen, Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge
    Anthony Cullen is a Researcher on the joint British Red Cross and International Committee of the Red Cross project to update the ICRC's study on Customary International Humanitarian Law. He is also a Research Fellow at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law and a Visiting Fellow at Wolfson College, University of Cambridge.

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account

Cancel

Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email lecturers@cambridge.org

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.

Cancel

Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

×
Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.
×