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Customary international humanitarian law

Author: Jean-Marie Henckaerts; Louise Doswald-Beck; Carolin Alvermann; International Committee of the Red Cross.
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1996, the International Committee of the Red Cross, alongside a range of renowned experts, embarked upon a major international study into current state practice in international humanitarian law in order to identify customary law in this area. This book is the result of that study, a comprehensive analysis of the customary rules of international humanitarian law applicable in international and non-international  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Handbuch
Grundlagenwerk
ouvrage de référence
opera di riferimento
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jean-Marie Henckaerts; Louise Doswald-Beck; Carolin Alvermann; International Committee of the Red Cross.
ISBN: 0521539250 9780521539258 0521808995 9780521808996 0521005280 9780521005289 052180888X 9780521808880 0521839378 9780521839372 0521831555 9780521831550
OCLC Number: 58455274
Awards: Winner of The Ciardi Prize for an original study dealing with military law or law of war for publications in English, French, German, Italian or Spanish in 2003-2005 2006
Winner of Ciardi Prize 2006
Winner of Winner of the Ciardi Prize for an original study dealing with military law or law of war for publications in English, French, German, Italian or Spanish in 2003-2005.
Description: 2 volumes in 3 ; 26 cm
Contents: v. 1. Rules --
v. 2., pt. 1-2. Practice. The principle of distinction. Distinction between civilians and combatants --
Distinction between civilian objects and military objectives --
Indiscriminate attacks --
Proportionality in attack --
Precautions in attack --
Precautions against the effects of attacks --
Specifically protected persons and objects. Medical and religious personnel and objects --
Humanitarian relief personnel and objects --
Personnel and objects involved in a peacekeeping mission --
Journalists --
Protected zones --
Cultural property --
Works and installations containing dangerous forces --
The natural environment --
Specific methods of warfare. Denial of quarter --
Destruction and seizure of property --
Starvation and access to humanitarian relief --
Deception --
Communication with the enemy --
Use of weapons. General principles on the use of weapons --
Poison --
Nuclear Weapons --
Biological weapons --
Chemical weapons --
Expanding bullets --
Exploding bullets --
Weapons primarily injuring by non-detectable fragments --
Booby-traps --
Landmines --
Incendiary weapons --
Blinding laser weapons --
Treatment of protected persons and persons hors de combat. Fundamental guarantees --
Combatants and prisoner-of-war status --
The wounded, sick and shipwrecked --
The dead --
Missing persons --
Persons deprived of their liberty --
Displacement and displaced persons --
Other persons afforded specific protection --
Implementation. Compliance with international humanitarian law --
Enforcement of international humanitarian law --
Responsibility and reparation --
Individual responsibility --
War crimes. Appendices: Treaties --
Status of ratifications --
Other instruments --
Military manuals --
National legislation --
National case-law --
International case-law --
Resolutions adopted by the UN Security Council --
Resolutions adopted by the UN General Assembly --
Resolutions adopted by ECOSOC --
Resolutions adopted by the UN Commission on Human Rights --
Resolutions adopted by the UN Sub-commission on Human Rights --
Resolutions adopted by other International Organisations --
Resolutions adopted by the International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent --
Resolutions adopted by the Council of Delegates of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent movement.
Responsibility: International Committee of the Red Cross ; [edited by] Jean-Marie Henckaerts and Louise Doswald-Beck ; with contributions by Carolin Alvermann [and others].
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Volume I: Rules is a comprehensive analysis of the customary rules of international humanitarian law applicable in international and non-international armed conflicts. Without ratifications of  Read more...

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'The study is beyond doubt impressive and the first, most wide-ranging word on this particular topic ...' Leiden Journal of International Law

 
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