Principles of international humanitarian law

Jonathan Crowe, Kylie Weston-Scheuber

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This book provides a clear and concise explanation of the central principles of international humanitarian law (or the law of armed conflict) while situating them in a broader philosophical, ethical and legal context.

The authors consider a range of wider issues relevant to international humanitarian law, including its ethical foundations, relationship to other bodies of international law and contemporary modes of enforcement. This helps to develop a richer context for understanding the law of war and a sound basis for examining the changing nature of contemporary armed conflict. The book also discusses important recent decisions by international courts and tribunals, tracks the historical development of humanitarian principles in warfare and considers the legal position of states, individuals and non-state groups.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationUntied Kingdom
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing
Number of pages208
ISBN (Electronic)9781781002735
ISBN (Print)978 1 78100 272 8
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jul 2013
Externally publishedYes


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