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This handbook offers the most up-to-date authoritative commentary and analysis of international humanitarian law applicable in international and non-international armed conflicts. Renowned international lawyers offer insight in the relevant principles and provisions. They also address important rules for post-conflict situations and peace operations, issues of human rights in military operations and problems of application of the law in campaigns against terroristattacks. Controversial opinions and judgments of national and international courts are addressed in a practice-oriented manner. Based on best-practice rules of global importance, this standard book elaborates extensively on efforts to ensure compliance and enforcement.
Table of Contents
Introduction, Dieter Fleck 1. Historical Development and Legal Basis, Mary Ellen O'Connell 2. Scope of Application of International Humanitarian Law, Jann K. Kleffner 3. Combatants and Non-Combatants, Knut Ipsen 4. Means and Methods of Combat, Stefan Oeter 5. Protection of the Civilian Population, Knut Dormann and Hans-Peter Gasser 6. Protection of the Wounded, Sick, and Shipwrecked, Jann K. Kleffner and Wolff Heintschel von Heinegg 7. Protection of Prisoners in Armed Conflict, Horst Fischer 8. Protection of Religious Personnel, Nilendra Kumar 9. Protection of Cultural Property, Roger O'Keefe 10. The Law of Armed Conflict at Sea, Wolff Heintschel von Heinegg 11. The Law of Neutrality, Michael Bothe 12. The Law of Non-International Armed Conflict, Dieter Fleck 13. The Law of International Peace Operations, Ben F. Klappe 14. Implementation and Enforcement of International Humanitarian Law, Silja Voneky