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San Remo Manual on International Law Applicable to Armed Conflicts at Sea

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  • Date Published: October 1995
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521558648

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  • The San Remo Manual is a contemporary restatement of the law applicable to armed conflicts at sea which has been drafted over a six-year period by an international group of specialists in international law, and naval experts convened by the International Institute of Humanitarian law. The accompanying explanation is written in the form of a commentary and indicates the sources used by the experts for each of the provisions of the Manual, and the discussion which led to their adoption. It is the first analysis of the law regulating armed conflict at sea which has been undertaken by an international group of experts since 1913. The work is based on treaty law of continuing validity and State practice, and takes into account developments in related areas of international law, in particular the effect of the United Nations Charter, the 1982 Law of the Sea Convention, air law, and environmental law.

    • The first major restatement and commentary by international experts on this subject since 1913, and is therefore quite unique
    • Will act as a long overdue essential military/naval manual for Defence Ministries and Naval Academies
    • Will be an important and unique undergraduate and graduate text within the law of war and human rights
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    • Date Published: October 1995
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521558648
    • length: 268 pages
    • dimensions: 248 x 175 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.48kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    The Manual: Part I. General Provisions:
    1. Scope of application of the law
    2. Armed conflicts and the law of self-defence
    3. Armed conflicts in which the Security Council has taken action
    4. Areas of naval warfare
    5. Definitions. Part II. Regions of Operations:
    1. Internal waters, territorial sea and archipelagic waters
    2. International straits and archipelagic sea lanes
    3. Exclusive economic zone and continental shelf
    4. High seas and sea-bed beyond national jurisdiction
    Part III. Basic Rules and Target Discrimination:
    1. Basic rules
    2. Precautions in attack
    3. Enemy vessels and aircraft exempt from attack
    4. Other enemy vessels and aircraft
    5. Neutral merchant vessels and civil aircraft
    6. Precautions regarding civil aircraft
    Part IV. Methods and Means of Warfare at Sea:
    1. Means of warfare
    2. Methods of warfare
    3. Deception, ruses of war and perfidy
    Part V. Measures Short of Attack: Interception, Visit, Search, Diversion, and Capture:
    1. Determination of enemy character of vessels and aircraft
    2. Visit and search of merchant vessels
    3. Interception, visit and search of civil aircraft
    4. Capture of enemy vessels and goods
    5. Capture of enemy civil aircraft and goods
    6. Capture of neutral merchant vessels and goods
    7. Capture of neutral civil aircraft and goods
    Part VI. Protected Persons, Medical Transports, and Medical Aircraft: General rules:
    1. Protected persons
    2. Medical transports
    3. Medical aircraft
    Annex. The Explanation: Follows exactly same headings as above.

  • Editor

    Louise Doswald-Beck

    Prepared for publication by

    International Institute of Humanitarian Law

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