International Humanitarian Assistance: Disaster Relief Actions in International Law and Organizations

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Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 1985 M03 18 - 244 pages
The underlying rationale for the international humanitarian law of war is the protection of individuals & victims of war. This book is a contribution to the study of human rights in general & humanitarian law in particular. It contains detailed information & analysis of the law & practice relating to international armed conflicts involving irregular combatants. The discussion focuses on the most controversial provisions of Additional Protocol I to the Geneva Conventions: the classification of wars of national liberation, the treatment of guerrillas & mercenaries upon capture, reprisals, & the question of supervision & implementation in such conflicts. The manuscript on which this book was based was awarded the 1991 Paul Reuter Prize by the International Committee of the Red Cross.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Historical Perspectives on Humanitarian Assistance
8
The Red Cross
22
The United Nations
35
An International Basis for Humanitarian Assistance
52
Red Cross and Humanitarian Assistance
75
United Nations and Humanitarian Assistance
93
Other Actors in International Humanitarian Assistance
111
Further Development of International Relief
148
Conclusion
162
ANNEXES
199
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