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Cluster Munitions

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/9780199569946.003.0015
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter focuses on the most recent initiative for a change in the law of weaponry which concerns cluster munitions. The nature of the problem posed by such weapons is disclosed and operational ... More


Conventional Weapons

Barry S. Levy

in From Horror to Hope: Recognizing and Preventing the Health Impacts of War

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780197558645
eISBN:
9780197558676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197558645.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter describes conventional weapons and treaties to control these weapons. These weapons include small arms and light weapons, heavy conventional weapons, bombs and other explosives, and ... More


Conduct and Cases

James Gow

in War and War Crimes: The Military, Legitimacy and Success in Armed Conflict

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199327027
eISBN:
9780199388127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199327027.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter takes a look at strategy and military affairs when considering situations of war crimes. Its main concern is the possible thoughts of military personnel when dealing with accusations of ... More


The Better Instincts of Humanity: Humanitarian Arguments in Defense of International Arms Control

Natalia Jevglevskaja and Rain Liivoja

in Lethal Autonomous Weapons: Re-Examining the Law and Ethics of Robotic Warfare

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780197546048
eISBN:
9780197546079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197546048.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Disagreements about the humanitarian risk-benefit balance of weapons technology are not new. The history of arms control negotiations offers many examples of weaponry that was regarded ‘inhumane’ by ... More


Discrimination

Adil Ahmad Haque

in Law and Morality at War

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780199687398
eISBN:
9780191767180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687398.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter explores two possible justifications for the legal prohibition on the use of indiscriminate weapons. The prohibition may be justified instrumentally, as an indirect strategy of ... More


Conclusion: Towards a Research Agenda on Non-Great Power Institutions

Adam Bower

in Norms Without the Great Powers: International Law and Changing Social Standards in World Politics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198789871
eISBN:
9780191831522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198789871.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This final chapter returns to the study’s original motivation: understanding whether, and when, multilateral treaties can serve as an effective means of generating international change under ... More


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