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Humanitarian Intervention in the Balkans

Nicholas Morris*

in Humanitarian Intervention and International Relations

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199267217
eISBN:
9780191601118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199267219.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Assesses the success of the two humanitarian interventions in the Balkans – Bosnia in 1995 and Kosovo in 1999 – from the perspective of humanitarian organizations. It argues how, ironically, the ... More


Completing the Picture: International Human Rights Law in Non-International Armed Conflicts

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/9780199578962.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This chapter looks to the law of international human rights, which provides further rules regarding the treatment of persons deprived of their liberty in relation to a non-international armed ... More


The Extent to which Peacekeeping and other Multi-national Forces have a General ‘Responsibility to Protect’ under International Human Rights Law

Siobhán Wills

in Protecting Civilians: The Obligations of Peacekeepers

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199533879
eISBN:
9780191714801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199533879.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This chapter explores the extent to which international human rights law requires peacekeepers to protect civilians from serious violations of the rights they protect. The jurisprudence of the ICJ ... More


The Future of Weapons Law

William H. Boothby

in Weapons and the Law of Armed Conflict

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199569946
eISBN:
9780191705250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569946.003.0021
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter explores the notion of progress in weapons law. It gives an account of how new weapons treaties are initiated, and the roles of states, non-governmental organiZations, and the ICRC are ... More


Components of the International Law of Weaponry

William H. Boothby

in Weapons and the Law of Armed Conflict

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199569946
eISBN:
9780191705250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569946.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter analyses the sources of the law of weaponry. It begins by explaining the notion of customary law. It discusses how the existence of a rule of custom can be determined. The rules as to ... More


The Developing Humanitarian Emergency

Marc Weller

in Contested Statehood: Kosovo's Struggle for Independence

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199566167
eISBN:
9780191705373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566167.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter is concerned with the human rights situation in Kosovo during the period immediately preceding NATO intervention in 1999, when Serbian/FRY policy shifted from a programme of legislative ... More


Civilizing Civil War: Writing Morality as Law at the ICTY

Alexander Zahar

in The Legacy of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199573417
eISBN:
9780191728822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573417.003.0017
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

International law governing international armed conflict has grown since 1945 to include many crimes for which individuals may be held criminally liable. The ICTY and its supporters claim that much ... More


Status of Private Military and Security Company Personnel in the Law of International Armed Conflict

Mirko Sossai

in War by Contract: Human Rights, Humanitarian Law, and Private Contractors

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199604555
eISBN:
9780191725180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604555.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter offers the analytical framework to discuss the status of the private military and security companies' (PMSCs') employees under the law of international armed conflict: it determines the ... More


Informing the Global Citizen

Joel Simon

in The New Censorship: Inside the Global Battle for Media Freedom

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160643
eISBN:
9780231538336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160643.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter discusses how technology has transformed the ways news is circulated around the world. As stated by Yves Daccord, director general of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), ... More


The Origins and Evolution of the 1949 Geneva Conventions and the 1977 Additional Protocols

Giovanni Mantilla

in Do the Geneva Conventions Matter?

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780199379774
eISBN:
9780190690977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199379774.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

This chapter traces the development of the 1949 Geneva Conventions from their origins in pre-1949 treaty law through the 1977 Additional Protocols and to the present. It argues that international ... More


The Struggle to Fight a Humane War: The United States, the Korean War, and the 1949 Geneva Conventions

Sahr Conway-Lanz

in Do the Geneva Conventions Matter?

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780199379774
eISBN:
9780190690977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199379774.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

The Korean War demonstrated the serious problems that the United States had adhering to the new 1949 Geneva Conventions and the severely limited protections that these new treaties provided. The ... More


Chemical Warfare in Yemen

Asher Orkaby

in Beyond the Arab Cold War: The International History of the Yemen Civil War, 1962-68

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190618445
eISBN:
9780190618476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190618445.003.0007
Subject:
History, Middle East History, World Modern History

Nasser’s “long-breath strategy” from 1966 through the end of 1967 was focused on maintaining the security of the strategic triangle while using fewer troops. Instead, an intensive bombing campaign ... More


The Impact of Individuals

Asher Orkaby

in Beyond the Arab Cold War: The International History of the Yemen Civil War, 1962-68

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190618445
eISBN:
9780190618476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190618445.003.0010
Subject:
History, Middle East History, World Modern History

No single foreign or domestic power was able to exercise control over events in Yemen, which created an opportunity for many to have a lasting presence in South Arabia. Three individuals, in ... More


Epilogue: Echoes of a Civil War

Asher Orkaby

in Beyond the Arab Cold War: The International History of the Yemen Civil War, 1962-68

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190618445
eISBN:
9780190618476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190618445.003.0012
Subject:
History, Middle East History, World Modern History

The war in Yemen that began in 2014 between northern tribes and the exiled republic is the bookend to six decades of conflict that began in 1962. The Houthi northern tribal alliance is a modern ... More


Direct Participation in Hostilities

Emily Crawford

in Identifying the Enemy: Civilian Participation in Armed Conflict

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199678495
eISBN:
9780191757983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199678495.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Chapter 3 examines in detail the concept of direct participation in hostilities (DPH). This chapter looks at the history and development of the concept of DPH as an exception to non-combatant ... More


Modern U.S. Military Operations and the International Committee of the Red Cross: The Department of Defense’s Unique Relationship with the Guardian of International Humanitarian Law

Rachel E. VanLandingham

in U.S. Military Operations: Law, Policy, and Practice

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199328574
eISBN:
9780199363193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199328574.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter dissects the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)’s current relationship with the Department of Defense, a relationship which centers on the adherence by the United States to ... More


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