Accountability of Armed Opposition Groups in International Law
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Accountability of Armed Opposition Groups in International Law by Liesbeth Zegveld
Book DescriptionWho is accountable under international law for the acts committed by armed opposition groups? In today's world the majority of political conflicts involve non-state actors attempting to exert political influence (such as overthrowing a government or bringing about secession). Notwithstanding their impact on the course of events, however, we often know little about these groups, and even less about how to treat their actions legally. In this award-winning scholarship, Liesbeth Zegveld examines the need to legally identify the parties involved when internal conflicts arise, and the reality of their demands for rights. Her study draws upon international humanitarian law, human rights law and international criminal law to consider a fundamental question: who is accountable for the acts committed by non-state actors, or for the failure to prevent or repress these acts? This study will be of interest to academics, postgraduate students and professionals involved with armed conflict and international relations.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521811309
(228mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 25-Jul-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Liesbeth Zegveld
Constraints on the Waging of War, Hardback (July 2011)
An overview of the basic features of the law of armed conflict.
Accountability of Armed Opposition Groups in International Law, Paperback (December 2007)» View all books by Liesbeth Zegveld
A discussion of issues of accountability in international law of internal armed groups.
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Author Biography - Liesbeth Zegveld
LIESBETH ZEGVELD practises as an international and criminal lawyer. In 1998, she received a Fulbright Scholarship to do research at New York University and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in Washington, D.C. For her dissertation on armed opposition groups she received the degree 'cum laude' and The Netherlands' Human Rights Award, 2000. She is the co-author, with Frits Kalshocven, of the third edition of Constraints on the waging of war: an introduction to international humanitarian law (ICRC 2001).
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