The Changing Face of Conflict and the Efficacy of International Humanitarian Law

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Helen Durham, Timothy L. H. MacCormack
Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 30 сент. 1999 г. - Всего страниц: 225
It is indisputable that the way armed conflict is conducted has changed dramatically in the last half of the twentieth century. The contributions to this volume accept the reality of these changes and seek to assess the efficacy of certain aspects of international humanitarian law. The volume commences with a critical evaluation of the 1977 Protocols additional to the four Geneva Conventions of 1949. Subsequent chapters consider increasing protection for women and minorities in armed conflict; efforts to control the weapons of war; identifying the law applicable to peace operations; and current developments in the enforcement of international humanitarian law. One general theme which emerges from a number of chapters is the importance of the relationship between international humanitarian law and other relevant areas of international law. Most of the contributors also applaud recent developments towards effective enforcement of the established principles of this important area of international law.

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A Critique of the Additional Protocols to the Geneva
The Forgotten Victims of Armed Conflict?
Their Protection in General International
The Relationship Between International Humanitarian
Weapons Cause Superfluous Injury or Unnecessary Suffering?
Legal Constraints on Military Personnel Deployed
Responsibility for Public Security in Peace Operations
National Prosecutions of War Crimes and the Rule of Law
International Criminal Law and the Ad Hoc Tribunals
Enforcement of International Humanitarian Law
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Helen Durham is the Legal Adviser for the International Committee of the Red Cross Regional Delegation for the Pacific. She has a Law and Arts degree (1992) and a Doctorate of Juridical Science (1999) from The University of Melbourne.
Tracey Gurd works as a Program Coordinator with the International Justice section of the Open Society Justice Initiative in New York. She received a combined Law and Arts degree from A.N.U. (Canberra, 1998) and her Masters in Public and International Law (2002) from The University of Melbourne.

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