Hilaire McCoubrey wrote extensively in the area of armed conflict law, and on the issues of collective security law and the law relating to arms control. Although he died at the early age of 46 in 2000 he had contributed significantly to the separate study of these areas, but also to the idea of studying the issues as a whole subject. The collection covers difficult and controversial issues in the area of conflict and security law. The contributors, drawn both from academe and practice, provide expert analysis of many aspects of the law governing armed conflict and collective security. As well as providing a fitting tribute to the main aspects of Hilaire's contribution to knowledge, the volume provides a coherent reconsideration and development of key aspects of conflict and security law at a time when that law is being applied, breached, debated or reformed on almost a daily basis.
• Contributes to contemporary debates on international conflict and security law through a collection of essays, written in memory of Hilaire McCoubrey • Discusses amongst other things, the legality of the invasion and occupation of Iraq • Contributors to the book are both practitioners and academics of international conflict and security law
Foreward: these are men too gentle to live among wolves Gary Edles; 1. Hilaire McCoubrey and international conflict and security law Nigel White; 2. The development of operational law within Army Legal Services Gordon Risius; 3. Reflections on the relationship between the duty to educate in humanitarian law and the absence of a defence of mistake of law in the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court Neil Boister; 4. Superior orders and the International Criminal Court Robert Cryer; 5. Command responsibility: victors' justice or just desserts? Colonel C. H. B. Garraway; 6. The proposed new neutral protective emblem: a long term solution to a long standing problem Michael Meyer; 7. Towards the unification of international humanitarian law? Lindsay Moir; 8. Of vanishing points and paradoxes: terrorism and international humanitarian law Richard Barnes; 9. What is a legitimate military target? A. P. V. Rogers; 10. The application of the European Convention on Human Rights during an international armed conflict Peter Rowe; 11. Regional organizations and the promotion and protection of democracy as a contribution to international peace and security Richard Burchill; 12. Self-defence, Security Council authority and Iraq Nigel D. White; 13. International law and the suppression of maritime violence Scott Davidson; 14. Law, power and force in an unbalanced world Justin Morris; Bibliography of Hilaire McCoubrey's work.