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Accountability 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).
Armed 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.   Information

Democratic Accountability and the Use of Force in International Law (Hardcover), by Charlotte Ku (Editor), Harold K. Jacobson (Editor), Cambridge University Press (February 17, 2003).
The 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

International 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).
Since 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

Just 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, 2004). Information

Law of Armed Conflict (Global Interdisciplinary Studies Series) (Paperback), by Howard M. Hensel (Editor), Ashgate Pub Co (February 7, 2007).  Information

Naval 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).
This 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 law.  Information

The Impact of Human Rights Law on Armed Forces (Hardcover), by Peter Rowe, Cambridge University Press (February 6, 2006).
This 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

The 'War on Terror' and the Framework of International Law (Hardcover), by Helen Duffy, Cambridge University Press (September 19, 2005).
The 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

Twisting 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).   Information

War, Aggression and Self-Defence (Hardcover), by Yoram Dinstein, Cambridge University Press; 4 edition (December 19, 2005).
Yoram 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.   Information

War Crimes in Internal Armed Conflicts (Cambridge Studies in International and Comparative Law) (Hardcover), by Eve La Haye, Cambridge University Press (April 21, 2008).
Does 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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