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HPCR Manual on International Law Applicable to Air and Missile Warfare


    • Date Published: September 2013
    • availability: In stock
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107625686

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    • The HPCR Manual on International Law Applicable to Air and Missile Warfare provides an up-to-date restatement of existing international law applicable to the conduct of air and missile warfare. The HPCR Manual and its associated rule-by-rule Commentary are the results of a six-year endeavor led by the Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research (HPCR) at Harvard University, during which it convened an international group of renowned legal experts and practitioners to reflect on the current legal framework regulating air and missile warfare from various sources of international law. Through the publication of the HPCR Manual and its associated Commentary, HPCR hopes that legal advisors and military officers will benefit from an in-depth presentation - and interpretation - of international law applicable to military operations involving air and missile warfare. As a result, it is expected that a greater clarity of the law will enhance the protection of civilians in armed conflict.

      • Proposes a list of legal definitions pertaining to air and missile warfare as agreed among world leading experts
      • Presents an organized set of norms around key themes pertaining to the conduct of hostilities in, from or against aircraft and missiles, and presents the norms pertaining to the protection of civilians in these circumstances
      • Discusses the origins, sources and legal as well as practical debates surrounding each rule proposed by the HPCR Manual
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      Product details

      • Date Published: September 2013
      • format: Paperback
      • isbn: 9781107625686
      • length: 503 pages
      • dimensions: 228 x 153 x 22 mm
      • weight: 0.68kg
      • availability: In stock
    • Table of Contents

      Section A. Definitions
      Section B. General framework
      Section C. Weapons
      Section D. Attacks
      Section E. Military objectives
      Section F. Direct participation in hostilities
      Section G. Precautions in attacks
      Section H. Precautions by the belligerent party subject to attack
      Section I. Protection of civilian aircraft
      Section J. Protection of particular types of aircraft
      Section K. Specific protection of medical and religious personnel, medical units and transports
      Section L. Specific protection of medical aircraft
      Section M. Specific protection of the natural environment
      Section N. Specific protection of other persons and objects
      Section O. Humanitarian aid
      Section P. 'Exclusion zones' and no-fly zones
      Section Q. Deception, ruses of war and perfidy
      Section R. Espionage
      Section S. Surrender
      Section T. Parachutists from an aircraft in distress
      Section U. Contraband, interception, inspection and capture
      Section V. Aerial blockade
      Section W. Combined operations
      Section X. Neutrality.

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      Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research at Harvard University
      The Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research (HPCR) at Harvard University is a research and policy center focusing on international humanitarian law and the protection of civilians in situations of armed conflict. The Program was established in 2000 as a collaborative effort between the Swiss Government, the United Nations and Harvard University. HPCR aims to provide legal and policy expertise in the development of cogent tools and methods to enhance the capabilities of professionals and agencies engaged in the implementation and monitoring of international humanitarian law.

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