of Armed Opposition Groups in International Law (Cambridge
Studies in International and Comparative Law) (Hardcover), by Liesbeth Zegveld, Cambridge
University Press; 1 edition (August 26, 2002).
opposition groups generally fight governments, seeking overthrow and/or secession. But who
is accountable under international law for the acts committed by these groups, or for the
failure to prevent these acts? Zegveld examines the need legally to identify the parties
involved when armed internal conflict arises, and the reality of their demand for rights.
Although currently most armed conflicts are internal, they remain largely uncharted
territory in law. This award-winning study will be of interest to academics, postgraduate
students and professionals involved with armed conflict and international relations.
Accountability and the Use of Force in International Law (Hardcover),
by Charlotte Ku (Editor), Harold K. Jacobson (Editor), Cambridge University Press
(February 17, 2003).
spread of democracy to a majority of the world's states and the legitimization of the use
of force by multilateral institutions such as NATO and the UN have been two key
developments since World War II. In the last decade these developments have become
intertwined, as multilateral forces moved from traditional peacekeeping to peace
enforcement among warring parties. This book explores the experiences of nine countries
(Canada, France, Germany, India, Japan, Norway, Russia, UK and US) in the deployment of
armed forces under the UN and NATO, asking who has been and should be accountable to the
citizens of these nations, and to the citizens of states who are the object of
deployments, for the decisions made in the such military actions. The authors conclude
that national-level mechanisms have been most important in assuring democratic
accountability of national and international decision-makers. Information
Law and the Use of Armed Force: The UN Charter and the Major Powers (Contemporary
Security Studies) (Hardcover), by Joel Westra, Routledge; 1 edition (June 1, 2007).
the Charter came into effect in 1945, there have been numerous incidents in which one or
more of the five major powers have violated the Charters Article 2(4) prohibition of
force. Given the frequency of these illegal uses of armed force, how does the Charters
prohibition of force function as a restraint upon the actions of the major powers? The
recent Iraq War and other incidents have demonstrated the major powers continued
willingness to use armed force against other states, but the effects that the Charters
prohibition of force has had in such incidents have not been examined thoroughly. Information
or Unjust War: International Law and Unilateral Use of Armed Force by States at the Turn
of 20th Century (Hardcover), by Mohammad Taghi Karoubi, Ashgate Publishing (August 30,
of Armed Conflict (Global
Interdisciplinary Studies Series) (Paperback), by Howard M. Hensel (Editor), Ashgate Pub
Co (February 7, 2007). Information
Weapons Systems and the Contemporary Law of War (Oxford
Monographs in International Law) (Hardcover), by James J. Busuttil, Oxford University Press,
USA (August 27, 1998).
book is the first comprehensive critical analysis of the regulation of naval weapons
during armed conflict. Busuttil examines in depth this century's three principal
weapons--naval mines, submarines, and anti-ship missiles--explicating the relevant sources
of international law that deal with this difficult but fundamental area of state practice.
The book examines the impact of agreements drawn up in peacetime on wartime conduct and
focuses on the growth of law through customary practice. In addition to explaining the law
as it exists today, the author provides suggestions for the practical development of the
Impact of Human Rights Law on Armed Forces (Hardcover),
by Peter Rowe, Cambridge University Press (February 6, 2006).
book considers those aspects of human rights law which may become relevant to the
activities of armed forces whether they remain in barracks, undertake training or are
deployed in military operations within their own state or outside it. The unique nature of
military service and of military courts gives rise to human rights issues in respect both
of civilians and soldiers, whether volunteers or conscripts, who find themselves before
these courts. Peter Rowe examines these issues as well as the application of international
humanitarian law alongside the human rights obligations of the state when forces are
training for and involved in armed conflict. Information
'War on Terror' and the Framework of International Law (Hardcover),
by Helen Duffy, Cambridge University Press (September 19, 2005).
acts of lawlessness committed on September 11, 2001 have been followed by a 'war on
terror'. This book considers the law relevant to assessing how such terrorist' acts should
be understood in legal terms, which responses to them are permissible and how those
responses are to be pursued. It considers some of the actions that have unfolded since
9/11 (military intervention, law enforcement initiatives, human rights restrictions and
abuse) prompting questions as to the 'war on terror's lawfulness. The volume clearly
designates areas of international law where interest has escalated beyond traditional
academic legal circles. Information
Arms And Flexing Muscles: Humanitarian Intervention And Peacebuilding In Perspective (The
International Political Economy of New Regionalisms Series) (Hardcover), by Natalie
Mychajlyszyn (Editor), Timothy M. Shaw (Editor), Ashgate Publishing (January 30, 2005).
War, Aggression and
by Yoram Dinstein, Cambridge
University Press; 4 edition (December 19, 2005).
Dinstein's seminal textbook is an essential guide to the legal issues of war and peace,
armed attack, self-defence and enforcement measures taken under the aegis of the Security
Council. This fourth edition incorporates new material on the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq,
response to armed attacks by terrorists, recent resolutions adopted by the Security
Council, and the latest pronouncements of the International Court of Justice. In addition,
several new sections consider consent by States to the use of force (as expressed either
ad hoc or by treaty); an armed attack by non-State actors; the various phases in the Gulf
War up to the occupation of Iraq in 2003 and beyond; and immunities from jurisdiction.
Crimes in Internal Armed Conflicts (Cambridge
Studies in International and Comparative Law) (Hardcover), by Eve La Haye, Cambridge University
Press (April 21, 2008).
international law make individuals responsible for perpetrating war crimes during internal
armed conflicts? Eve La Haye explores the content of international criminal law applicable
in such conflicts and questions the 1995 finding of the Appeals Chamber of the
International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia that responsibility could be
enforced on the basis of customary international law. This finding is evaluated with
regard to state practice and the practice of international organisations. The means to
enforce individual criminal responsibility for such crimes are also investigated. The
states on whose territory the crimes took place have sometimes tried such perpetrators,
but can other states prosecute perpetrators of war crimes under the principle of universal
jurisdiction? The applicability of universal jurisdiction to war crimes committed in civil
wars and the practice of domestic courts are examined, alongside the role and achievements
of prosecutions carried out by international courts and tribunals. Information
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