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Cluster Munitions and International Law : Disarmament With a Human Face?.

Author: Alexander Breitegger
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor & amp ; Francis, 2012.
Series: Routledge research in the law of armed conflict.
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This book offers a comprehensive argument for why pre-existing international law on cluster munitions was inadequate to deal with the full scope of humanitarian consequences associated with their use. The book undertakes an interdisciplinary legal analysis of restraints and prohibitions on the use of cluster munitions under international humanitarian law, human rights law, and international criminal law, as well as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Breitegger, Alexander.
Cluster Munitions and International Law : Disarmament With a Human Face?
Hoboken : Taylor & amp; Francis, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander Breitegger
ISBN: 9780203145920 0203145925
OCLC Number: 798531603
Description: 1 online resource (288 pages).
Contents: Cluster Munitions and International Law Disarmament with a human face?; Copyright; Contents; Table of cases; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; 1 Introduction; 1.1 The necessity for disarmament with a human face in relation to cluster munitions; 1.2 On methodology and lim ita tions of the topic; 1.3 Overview of chapters; 2 Factual evidence in relation to cluster munitions; 2.1 What are cluster munitions? Properties and military purpose; 2.2 A his tory of cluster munition use, production and proliferation; 2.3 Humanitarian concerns. 3 Existing international humanitarian law relevant to cluster munitions3.1 Military necessity v. humanity; 3.2 Distinction; 3.3 Proportionality; 3.4 Precautionary obligations imposed on the attacker; 3.5 The 2003 Protocol V on explosive remnants of war; 4 Jurisprudence on IHL in relation to cluster munition use; 4.1 The Eritrea-Ethiopia Claims Commission partial award of 28 April 2004; 4.2 The Martic ́case before the ICTY; 4.3 The ICTY OTP's treatment of NATO cluster munition use; 5 The use of cluster munitions as a human rights problem; 5.1 The relationship between IHL and human rights law. 5.2 The application of the right to life to cluster munition use during armed conflict5.3 The application of the right not to be subjected to cruel or inhuman treatment to cluster munition use during armed conflict; 5.4 The application of the right to life to victims of unexploded sub-munitions; 5.5 The application of social, economic and children's rights to contamination with unexploded sub-munitions; 5.6 The Ottawa Convention on anti-personnel mines; 5.7 The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities; 6 Issues related to cluster munition use before human rights mechanisms. 6.1 The Behrami case before the European Court for Human Rights6.2 The UN special procedures on the use of cluster munitions in Lebanon and Israel; 7 The Oslo process on cluster munitions and its interaction with the CCW; 7.1 The Third Review Conference of the CCW; 7.2 The Oslo Conference on cluster munitions; 7.3 The Lima Conference on cluster munitions; 7.4 The Vienna Conference on cluster munitions; 7.5 The Wellington Conference on cluster munitions: towards the Wellington Declaration; 8 The Convention on Cluster Munitions; 8.1 Interoperability. 8.2 The definition of prohibited cluster munitions8.3 Stockpile destruction; 8.4 Clearance and destruction of cluster munition remnants and risk reduction education; 8.5 Victim assistance; 8.6 The issue of financing cluster munition producers; 9 Conclusions; Annexes; Select bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Routledge research in the law of armed conflict.

Abstract:

This book offers a comprehensive argument for why pre-existing international law on cluster munitions was inadequate to deal with the full scope of humanitarian consequences associated with their use. The book undertakes an interdisciplinary legal analysis of restraints and prohibitions on the use of cluster munitions under international humanitarian law, human rights law, and international criminal law, as well as in relation to the recently adopted Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM). The book goes on to offer an in-depth substantive and procedural analysis of the negotiations which led to.

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