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Humanizing the Laws of War
The Red Cross and the Development of International Humanitarian Law

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Stefanie Haumer, Robin Geiss, Andreas Zimmermann, Robert Heinsch, Michael Bothe, Jean-Marie Henckaerts, Robert Cryer, Kathleen Lawand, Isabel Robinson, Carsten Stahn
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  • Date Published: June 2017
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  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107171350

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  • Over the past 150 years, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has been one of the main drivers of progressive development in international humanitarian law, whilst assuming various roles in the humanization of the laws of war. With select contributions from international experts, this book critically assesses the ICRC's unique influence in international norm creation. It provides a detailed analysis of the workings of the International Red Cross, Red Crescent Movement and ICRC by addressing the milestone achievements as well as the failures, shortcomings and controversies over time. Crucially, the contributions highlight the lessons to be learnt for future challenges in the development of international humanitarian law. This book will be of particular interest to scholars and students of international law, but also to practitioners working in the field of international humanitarian law at both governmental and non-governmental organizations.

    • Highlights the importance of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in the development of international humanitarian law as an example of non-state actor influence
    • Explores and analyses the broad range of methods that the ICRC uses to exert influence on the development of international humanitarian law
    • Addresses the ICRC's achievements and shortcomings over time and makes suggestions for its future engagement with international humanitarian law
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    • Date Published: June 2017
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107171350
    • length: 278 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 157 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.52kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction: the international Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and the development of international humanitarian Law Stefanie Haumer, Robin Geiss and Andreas Zimmermann
    Part I. The International Committee of the Red Cross' Influence on the Development of Core International Humanitarian Law Treaties:
    1. The International Committee of the Red Cross and the Geneva Conventions of 1949 Robert Heinsch
    2. The International Committee of the Red Cross and the additional protocols of 1977 Michael Bothe
    Part II. The International Committee of the Red Cross and the Development of International Humanitarian Law beyond Treaty Regimes:
    3. The International Committee of the Red Cross and the clarification of customary international humanitarian law Jean-Marie Henckaerts
    4. The International Committee of the Red Cross' 'interpretive guidance on the notion of direct participation in hostilities': see a little light Robert Cryer
    Part III. The International Committee of the Red Cross' Influence on Related Areas of International Law:
    5. Development of treaties limiting or prohibiting the use of certain weapons: the role of the International Committee of the Red Cross Kathleen Lawand and Isabel Robinson
    6. Between 'constructive engagement', 'collusion' and 'critical distance': the International Committee of the Red Cross and the development of international criminal law Carsten Stahn
    Part IV. Conclusion:
    7. The International Committee of the Red Cross – a unique actor in the field of international humanitarian law creation and progressive development Robin Geiss and Andreas Zimmermann.

  • Editors

    Robin Geiß, University of Glasgow
    Robin Geiss is a Professor of International Law and Security at the University of Glasgow. He has previously worked as a Legal Adviser to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Geneva and as ICRC delegate to the United Nations Human Rights Council.

    Andreas Zimmermann, Universität Potsdam, Germany
    Andreas Zimmermann is a Professor of International and European Law at Universität Potsdam, Germany and Director of the Potsdam Centre of Human Rights. Prior to joining Universität Potsdam, he was Director of the Walther-Schücking-Institute of International Law at the Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel.

    Stefanie Haumer, German Red Cross
    Stefanie Haumer is a Legal Adviser at the Department of International Law of the German Red Cross. Her main research areas include current issues of humanitarian law as well human rights law, international criminal law and disaster laws.

    Contributors

    Stefanie Haumer, Robin Geiss, Andreas Zimmermann, Robert Heinsch, Michael Bothe, Jean-Marie Henckaerts, Robert Cryer, Kathleen Lawand, Isabel Robinson, Carsten Stahn

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