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Toward an Adaptive International Humanitarian Law: New Norms for New Battlefields

William C. Banks

in New Battlefields/Old Laws: Critical Debates on Asymmetric Warfare

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152358
eISBN:
9780231526562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152358.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This book presents key debates on the legal underpinnings and policy implications of asymmetric warfare for international humanitarian law (IHL) as it confronts new challenges, conflicts, actors, ... More


New Battlefields/Old Laws: Critical Debates on Asymmetric Warfare

William Banks (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152358
eISBN:
9780231526562
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152358.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This book argues that changing patterns of global armed conflicts are forcing a reexamination of the traditional laws of war. The Hague Rules, the customary laws of war, and the post-1949 law of ... More


Humanizing Irregular Warfare: Framing Compliance for Nonstate Armed Groups at the Intersection of Security and Legal Analyses

Corri Zoli

in New Battlefields/Old Laws: Critical Debates on Asymmetric Warfare

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152358
eISBN:
9780231526562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152358.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter examines the role played by lawfare in prompting once compliant states' overreactions and in creating the appearance of violations of international humanitarian law. Combining legal and ... More


Nonstate Actors in Armed Conflicts: Issues of Distinction and Reciprocity

Daphné Richemond-Barak

in New Battlefields/Old Laws: Critical Debates on Asymmetric Warfare

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152358
eISBN:
9780231526562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152358.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter examines the role of nonstate actors in armed conflicts, with particular emphasis on the principles of distinction and reciprocity in international humanitarian law. Adopting a ... More


Private Military Contractors and Changing Norms for the Laws of Armed Conflict

Renée De Nevers

in New Battlefields/Old Laws: Critical Debates on Asymmetric Warfare

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152358
eISBN:
9780231526562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152358.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter focuses on a new category of warrior, private security companies (PSCs), and how they fit within the Geneva Conventions and in any nation's domestic law. In particular, it considers the ... More


The Principle of Proportionality Under International Humanitarian Law and Operation Cast Lead

Robert P. Barnidge

in New Battlefields/Old Laws: Critical Debates on Asymmetric Warfare

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152358
eISBN:
9780231526562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152358.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter examines the principle of proportionality under international humanitarian law and the foundational question of humanitarian law as a compromise between state sovereignty and ... More


Women, PMSCs, and International Law

Ana Filipa Vrdoljak

in Gender and Private Security in Global Politics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199364374
eISBN:
9780199364404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199364374.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Economy

The application of international law norms and shortcomings of existing regulatory regimes covering PMSCs reinforce concerns about transparency and accountability in respect of gender-related ... More


“Jousting at Windmills”: The Laws of Armed Conflict in an Age of Terror—State Actors and Nonstate Elements

David M. Crane and Daniel Reisner

in New Battlefields/Old Laws: Critical Debates on Asymmetric Warfare

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152358
eISBN:
9780231526562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152358.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter examines the status, rights, and obligations of nonstate entities within the framework of international humanitarian law and asks whether modern international humanitarian law is viable ... More


Children as Direct Participants in Hostilities: New Challenges for International Humanitarian Law and International Criminal Law

Hilly Moodrick-Even Khen

in New Battlefields/Old Laws: Critical Debates on Asymmetric Warfare

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152358
eISBN:
9780231526562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152358.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter examines the implications of children's direct participation in hostilities for international humanitarian law and international criminal law. Using examples such as Hezbollah's ... More


Sexual Violence as an Element of Genocide

Sara Meger

in Rape Loot Pillage: The Political Economy of Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190277666
eISBN:
9780190277680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190277666.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Economy

This chapter surveys the conceptualization of rape and other forms of sexual violence as an element of genocide. Sexual violence is a common in the context of genocide for two reasons: first, ... More


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