Customary International Humanitarian Law

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2004-09-30
  • Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr
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Describes the relevant treaty law, international case-law and relevant State practice including legislation, military manuals, case-law, and official military practice.

Table of Contents

Editors' note
Part I. The Principle of Distinction: 1. Distinction between civilians and combatants
2. Distinction between civilian objects and military objectives
3. Indiscriminate attacks
4. Proportionality in attack
5. Precautions in attack
6. Precautions against the effects of attacks
Part II. Specifically Protected Persons and Objects: 7. Medical and religious personnel and objects
8. Humanitarian relief personnel and objects
9. Personnel and objects involved in a peacekeeping mission
10. Journalists
11. Protected zones
12. Cultural property
13. Works and installations containing dangerous forces
14. The natural environment
Part III. Specific Methods of Warfare: 15. Denial of quarter
16. Destruction and seizure of property
17. Starvation and access to humanitarian relief
18. Deception
19. Communication with the enemy
Part IV. Use of Weapons: 20. General principles
21. Poison
22. Biological weapons
23. Chemical weapons
24. Expanding bullets
25. Exploding bullets
26. Weapons primarily injuring by non-detectable fragments
27. Booby-traps
28. Landmines
29. Incendiary weapons
30. Blinding laser weapons.

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