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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 Applicability of the jus in bello to Cyber Operations

Marco Roscini

in Cyber Operations and the Use of Force in International Law

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199655014
eISBN:
9780191747991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199655014.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Human Rights and Immigration

The purpose of this Chapter is to establish when the law of armed conflict applies to cyber operations. As conventional jus in bello does not provide a general definition of ‘armed conflict’ but ... More


Extraterritorial Law Enforcement or Transnational Counterterrorist Military Operations: The Stakes of Two Legal Models

Geoffrey S. Corn

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/9780231152358.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter examines two legal models for combating transnational terrorism: extraterritorial law enforcement and transnational counterterrorist military operations. It challenges conventional ... More


Introduction

Kubo Mačák

in Internationalized Armed Conflicts in International Law

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198819868
eISBN:
9780191860126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198819868.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter introduces the central aim of this book: to provide a comprehensive examination of the notion, process, and effects of internationalization of armed conflicts in international law. It ... More


Criminal Law and Morality at War

Adil Ahmad Haque

in Philosophical Foundations of Criminal Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199559152
eISBN:
9780191725265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559152.003.0021
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter identifies the moral norms applicable to killing in armed conflict and determine whether and to what extent the law of armed conflict (LOAC) and international criminal law (ICL) track ... More


Counterinsurgency and International Law

Travers McLeod

in Rule of Law in War: International Law and United States Counterinsurgency in Iraq and Afghanistan

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198716396
eISBN:
9780191784965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716396.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter situates counterinsurgency and the evolving character of war against the growing juridification of warfare. It introduces important concepts of the law of armed conflict and ... More


Cyberwar versus Cyber Attack: The Role of Rhetoric in the Application of Law to Activities in Cyberspace

Laurie R Blank

in Cyber War: Law and Ethics for Virtual Conflicts

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198717492
eISBN:
9780191787041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717492.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

The interplay between law and rhetoric forms an important backdrop for analyzing international legal norms governing state response to cyber threats. First, the term “cyberwar” or “cyberwarfare” is ... More


Hybrid Conflict and Prisoners of War: The Case of Ukraine

Jeffrey Kahn

in Complex Battlespaces: The Law of Armed Conflict and the Dynamics of Modern Warfare

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190915360
eISBN:
9780190915391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190915360.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

The conflicts in eastern Ukraine and Crimea are not the first time sovereign States have clashed under murky and confused circumstances. The law governing international armed conflict, i.e. the law ... More


Two Sides of the Combatant Coin: Untangling Direct Participation in Hostilities from Belligerent Status in Noninternational Armed Conflicts

Geoffrey Corn

in Counterinsurgency Law: New Directions in Asymmetric Warfare

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199941445
eISBN:
9780190260170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199941445.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter examines who may be targeted in non-international armed conflicts (NIAC) in the context of contemporary counterinsurgency operations against non-state belligerents. It analyzes the ... More


Reunifying the Law of Armed Conflict in COIN Operations Through a Sovereign Agency Theory

Eric Talbot Jensen

in Counterinsurgency Law: New Directions in Asymmetric Warfare

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199941445
eISBN:
9780190260170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199941445.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter proposes a sovereign agency theory for reunifying the law of armed conflict (LOAC) in counterinsurgency operations. It begins with an overview of the current paradigm of LOAC ... More


Limits of Law: Promoting Humanity in Armed Conflict

Sarah Sewall

in Law and War

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780804787420
eISBN:
9780804788861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804787420.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

Sarah Sewall’s chapter appears to tell a familiar story about the tension between “law on the books” and “law in practice.” Law’s efficacy, Sewall insists, will always be measured by its capacity to ... More


The Individualization of War: From War to Policing in the Regulation of Armed Conflicts

Gabriella Blum

in Law and War

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780804787420
eISBN:
9780804788861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804787420.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

Gabriella Blum provides a broad conceptual account of the phenomenon described in the previous chapter. Blum asks us to understand the expansion of the law of war in terms of a shift from ... More


Direct Participation in Hostilities: A Concept Broad Enough for Today’s Targeting Decisions

Eric Talbot Jensen

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/9780231152358.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter examines the assertion that the traditional law of armed conflict should be amended to allow fighters from nonstate entities who would not otherwise meet the requirements for combatant ... More


Normative Underpinnings

Kubo Mačák

in Internationalized Armed Conflicts in International Law

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198819868
eISBN:
9780191860126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198819868.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter considers the normative underpinnings of the present-day regulation of combatancy. It argues that a wholesale denial of combatant status to fighters in internationalized armed conflicts ... More


Hamas Battlefield Lawfare Against Israel

Orde F. Kittrie

in Lawfare: Law as a Weapon of War

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190263577
eISBN:
9780190263607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190263577.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter focuses on Hamas’s use of “battlefield lawfare”—battlefield tactics designed to gain advantage from the greater leverage that the law of armed conflict (LOAC) and its processes exert ... More


Normative Underpinnings

Kubo Mačák

in Internationalized Armed Conflicts in International Law

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198819868
eISBN:
9780191860126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198819868.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter considers the theoretical ramifications of extending the law of belligerent occupation to internationalized armed conflicts. It examines three logically connected assumptions that ... More


Authorizing Attacks in Response to Terrorist Attacks: A Dark Side of the Law of Armed Conflicts

Patrycja Grzebyk

in How International Law Works in Times of Crisis

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198849667
eISBN:
9780191883941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198849667.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Some states (mainly the United States and Israel) intermingle the terms/principles of the law of armed conflicts/international humanitarian law regime and the regime of the law on the use of force in ... More


Law and Morality

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/9780199687398.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Conventionalists argue that combatants are legally and morally permitted to fight irrespective of their cause. Revisionists argue that combatants are not morally permitted to fight for an unjust ... 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 Tallinn Manual: International Law in the Aftermath of Estonia

George Lucas

in Ethics and Cyber Warfare: The Quest for Responsible Security in the Age of Digital Warfare

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190276522
eISBN:
9780190276553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190276522.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Chapter 3 offers the most comprehensive and critical review to date of legal scholarship and its recent contributions to the understanding and analysis of cyber conflict. The principal focus is the ... More


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