Law, Soldiers, and Combat

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 1978 - Всего страниц: 204
In this well-researched work Karsten discusses the laws or norms of war from ancient times to the present and analyzes a substantial number of violations of those laws, including the My Lai massacre....His book is recommended to the reader who suspects that humanity is more than an anthropological term.

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The Laws
The Reasons Why Violators and Observers
Some Conclusions and Recommendations
Cobra Strike
The Enemy in Your Hands
Key Portions of the Geneva Protocols of 1977
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Стр. 178 - Geneva Convention relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War of 12 August 1949.
Стр. 23 - Until a more complete code of the laws of war has been issued, the High Contracting Parties deem it expedient to declare that, in cases not included in the Regulations adopted by them, the inhabitants and the belligerents remain under the protection and the rule of the principles of the law of nations, as they result from the usages established among civilized peoples, from the laws of humanity, and the dictates of the public conscience.
Стр. 180 - ... International Committee of the Red Cross, may offer its services to the Parties to the conflict. The Parties to the conflict should further endeavour to bring into force, by means of special agreements, all or part of the other provisions of the present Convention. The application of the preceding provisions shall not affect the legal status of the Parties to the conflict.
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Стр. 189 - In the conduct of military operations, constant care shall be taken to spare the civilian population, civilians and civilian objects. 2. With respect to attacks, the following precautions shall be taken: (a) those who plan or decide upon an attack shall...
Стр. 106 - The soldier, be he friend or foe, is charged with the protection of the weak and unarmed. It is the very essence and reason for his being. When he violates this sacred trust he not only profanes his entire cult but threatens the very fabric of international society.
Стр. 195 - Party between its armed forces and dissident armed forces or other organized armed groups which, under responsible command, exercise such control over a part of its territory as to enable them to carry out sustained and concerted military operations and to implement this Protocol. 2. This Protocol shall not apply to situations of internal disturbances and tensions, such as riots, isolated and sporadic acts of violence and other acts of a similar nature, as not being armed conflicts.
Стр. 178 - Protocol, which supplements the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949 for the Protection of War Victims, shall apply in the situations referred to in Article 2 common to those Conventions.

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