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Fighting at the legal boundaries : controlling the use of force in contemporary conflict

Author: Kenneth Watkin
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2016] ©2016
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Fighting at the Legal Boundaries offers a holistic approach towards the application of the various constitutive parts of international law. The author focuses on the interaction between the applicable bodies of law by exploring whether their boundaries are improperly drawn, or are being interpreted in too rigid a fashion. Emphasis is placed on the disconnect that can occur between theory and practice regarding how  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Watkin, Kenneth.
Fighting at the legal boundaries.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2016]
(DLC) 2015037858
(OCoLC)922836410
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth Watkin
ISBN: 9780190458003 0190458003 9780190457983 0190457988
OCLC Number: 944211232
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 704 pages)
Contents: An outline of the challenges --
Controlling state involvement in conflict --
Appying the self-defense principles during armed conflict --
State "Proper Authority" and conflict --
The humanitarian law and human rights law interface --
Contemporary threats : insurgency and terrorism --
Counterinsurgency and converging norms --
Counterterrorism and the "Away Game" --
Non-state actors and armed conflict --
Self-defense and the protection of nationals --
Law enforcement and "Self-Defense" --
The narrow operational and normative gap --
Limits of law enforcement and human rights law --
A holistic solution --
Preparing for Twenty-First-Century conflict.
Responsibility: Kenneth Watkin.

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Fighting at the Legal Boundaries offers a holistic approach towards the application of the various constitutive parts of international law. The author focuses on the interaction between the applicable bodies of law by exploring whether their boundaries are improperly drawn, or are being interpreted in too rigid a fashion. Emphasis is placed on the disconnect that can occur between theory and practice regarding how these legal regimes are applied and interact with one another. Through a number of case studies, Fighting at the Legal Boundaries explores how the threat posed by insurgents, terrori.

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[Q]uite possibly, the most important single-author IHL monograph written in many years. Watkins book is firmly rooted in a sophisticated and almost exhaustive analysis of the relevant facts and law. Read more...

 
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