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The Law of Internal Armed Conflict

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Part of Cambridge Studies in International and Comparative Law

  • Date Published: December 2007
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521046961

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  • There is considerable writing on the laws designed to regulate war, but most of this material is devoted to international wars between different states. Lindsay Moir examines the laws which exist to protect civilians caught up in armed conflicts within a single state. This book traces the development of international law from the nineteenth century, up to events arising from the conflicts in Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia. It demonstrates how human rights can offer protection during armed conflict and how effectively (and by whom) the relevant rules can be enforced.

    • Clearly structured and written in easily accessible language
    • Provides a detailed analysis of the entire subject area (development, scope, content and application/implementation), whereas other books tend to treat the area briefly, as part of the general laws of armed conflict; follows both humanitarian law and human rights perspectives
    • Discusses recent developments in the law from the UN criminal tribunals
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    "...a well written and comprehensive introduction to the legal regime governing internal armed conflicts. The work of Moir should definately prove useful to scholars and students of humanitarian law." German Yearbook of International Law

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    Product details

    • Date Published: December 2007
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521046961
    • length: 328 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.48kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface and acknowledgements
    Table of cases
    Table of treaties and other international instruments
    1. The historical regulation of internal armed conflict
    2. Article 3 common to the Geneva Conventions
    3. Additional Protocol II of 1977
    4. Customary international law and internal armed conflict
    5. Human rights during internal armed conflict
    6. Implementation and enforcement of the laws of internal armed conflict
    Bibliography
    Index.

  • Author

    Lindsay Moir, University of Hull
    LINDSAY MOIR is Lecturer in Law at the University of Hull Law School.

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