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This book provides a modern and basic introduction to a branch of international law constantly gaining in importance in international life, namely international humanitarian law (the law of armed conflict). It is constructed in a way suitable for self-study. The subject-matters are discussed in self-contained chapters, allowing each to be studied independently of the others. Among the subject-matters discussed are, inter alia: the Relationship between jus ad bellum / jus in bello; Historical Evolution of IHL; Basic Principles and Sources of IHL; Martens Clause; International and Non-International Armed Conflicts; Material, Spatial, Personal and Temporal Scope of Application of IHL; Special Agreements under IHL; Role of the ICRC; Targeting; Objects Specifically Protected against Attack; Prohibited Weapons; Perfidy; Reprisals; Assistance of the Wounded and Sick; Definition of Combatants; Protection of Prisoners of War; Protection of Civilians; Occupied Territories; Protective Emblems; Sea Warfare; Neutrality; Implementation of IHL.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781841137995
ISBN-10: 1841137995
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 16mm)
Pages: 310
Imprint: Hart Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 29-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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Author Biography - Robert Kolb

Robert Kolb is Professor of Public International Law at the University of Geneva and Counsel for Lalive Attorneys-at-Law, Geneva. He has worked as legal adviser at the International Committee of the Red Cross from 1998 to 1999 and occasionally for the International Law Directorate of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs. Richard Hyde is a Doctoral Candidate at the University of Nottingham. He specialises in International Law and Criminal Law.

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