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Constraints on the Waging of War
An Introduction to International Humanitarian Law

4th Edition

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  • Date Published: December 2011
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  • isbn: 9781139098465

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  • This fully revised fourth edition of Constraints on the Waging of War considers the development of the principal rules of international humanitarian law from their origins to the present day. Of particular focus are the rules governing weapons and the legal instruments through which respect for the law can be enforced. Combining theory and actual practice, this book appeals to specialists as well as to students turning to the subject for the first time.

    • Concise overview on the intricacies of international humanitarian law gives reader a thorough understanding of the basics of international humanitarian law
    • Fourth edition includes developments resulting from the global war on terror, a timeframe when the usefulness and validity of the law was called into question
    • Offers the latest reflections from some of the most respected authorities on the latest developments within international humanitarian law
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    Product details

    • Edition: 4th Edition
    • Date Published: December 2011
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9781139098465
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. The main currents: the Hague, Geneva, New York
    3. The law before the Protocols of 1977
    4. The Protocols of 1977
    5. Post-1977 developments
    6. Conclusion.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Armed Conflict
    • Arms Control in a Nuclear Age
    • International Law: Use of Force
    • International Regimes & Global Governance
    • Politics of War & Peace
  • Authors

    Frits Kalshoven, Universiteit Leiden
    Frits Kalshoven is Professor Emeritus of Public International Law and of International Humanitarian Law at Leiden University. In 2003, he was awarded the Henry Dunant Medal of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement for his continued effort to improve the knowledge of and respect for the law of war.

    Liesbeth Zegveld, Universiteit Leiden
    Liesbeth Zegveld is a partner at Böhler Advocaten, Amsterdam, where she specialises in legal remedies for war victims. Since September 2006 she has also been Professor of International Humanitarian Law at Leiden University, focusing in particular on the rights of women and children during armed conflict.

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