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The Treatment of Combatants and Insurgents under the Law of Armed Conflict

Emily Crawford

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199578962
eISBN:
9780191722608
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578962.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

Currently, International Humanitarian Law (IHL) also known as the law of armed conflict, makes the distinction between international and non-international armed conflicts. International armed ... More


The Evolution of Armed Conflict in the Twentieth Century and the International Legal Response—Towards Convergence

Crawford Emily

in The Treatment of Combatants and Insurgents under the Law of Armed Conflict

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199578962
eISBN:
9780191722608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578962.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

The first chapter of this book examines how the traditional legal distinction between international and non-international armed conflict has become, in practice, increasingly blurred through the last ... More


Force Against Non-State Actors as Armed Conflict

Noam Lubell

in Extraterritorial Use of Force Against Non-State Actors

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199584840
eISBN:
9780191594540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584840.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This chapter begins the examination of whether international humanitarian law is an appropriate legal framework that can be applied to extraterritorial force against non-state actors. This includes ... More


Weapons and the Law of Armed Conflict

William Boothby

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199569946
eISBN:
9780191705250
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569946.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This book is about the law of armed conflict governing the use of weapons. It interprets these rules and discusses the factors influencing future developments in weapons law. After relating the ... More


The Principle of Distinction under International Humanitarian Law

Nils Melzer

in Targeted Killing in International Law

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199533169
eISBN:
9780191714511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199533169.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This chapter examines the principle of distinction in contemporary International Humanitarian Law (IHL). As a general rule, the principle of distinction permits direct attacks only against the armed ... More


Achieving a Universal Combatant Status

Emily Crawford

in The Treatment of Combatants and Insurgents under the Law of Armed Conflict

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199578962
eISBN:
9780191722608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578962.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This chapter explores the policy reasons supporting the adoption of a unified regulatory approach to armed conflict, examining the potential benefits and reasons behind a harmonised approach to all ... More


Non-Traditional Models of Armed Conflict

Noam Lubell

in Extraterritorial Use of Force Against Non-State Actors

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199584840
eISBN:
9780191594540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584840.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This chapter addresses the question of whether the reference to a transnational ‘war on terror’ is merely rhetoric or in fact covers a situation which can be defined as armed conflict. This is ... More


Existing Protections for Participants in Non-International Armed Conflict

Emily Crawford

in The Treatment of Combatants and Insurgents under the Law of Armed Conflict

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199578962
eISBN:
9780191722608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578962.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This chapter compares the scope and interpretation of the provisions of Geneva Convention III relating to prisoners of war, and sees whether the law of non-international armed conflicts includes ... More


The Paradigm of Hostilities

Nils Melzer

in Targeted Killing in International Law

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199533169
eISBN:
9780191714511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199533169.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This chapter begins by introducing the concepts of ‘armed conflict’, ‘hostilities’, and ‘military necessity’, each of which is intrinsically linked to the paradigm of hostilities. It then identifies ... More


War and Law since 1945

Geoffrey Best

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206996
eISBN:
9780191677427
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206996.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

Civilization has long sought to limit the violence and ugliness of war. This book traces the recent history of these efforts and explores important contemporary issues in the area. The book shows how ... More


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