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Leuven Manual on the International Law Applicable to Peace Operations
Prepared by an International Group of Experts at the Invitation of the International Society for Military Law and the Law of War


    • Date Published: December 2017
    • availability: In stock
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108441131

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    • The Leuven Manual is the authoritative, comprehensive overview of the rules that are to be followed in peace operations conducted by the United Nations, the European Union, NATO, the African Union and other organisations, with detailed commentary on best practice in relation to those rules. Topics covered include human rights, humanitarian law, gender aspects, the use of force and detention by peacekeepers, the protection of civilians, and the relevance of the laws of the host State. The international group of expert authors includes leading academics, together with military officers and policy officials with practical experience in contemporary peace operations, supported in an individual capacity by input from experts working for the UN, the African Union, NATO, and the International Committee of the Red Cross. This volume is intended to be of assistance to states and international organisations involved in the planning and conduct of peace operations, and practitioners and academia.

      • Represents the most authoritative manual in the field, developed by a global group of experts
      • Consists of clearly articulated legal rules together with commentary on interpreting the rules in practice in the field
      • Offers policy recommendations in cases where the law is silent or unclear
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      'The Leuven Manual on the International Law Applicable to Peace Operations (Leuven Manual) belongs to the class of publications that deserve a prominent place in every bookshelf on peace operations and public international law.' Tobias Vestner and Alessandro Mario Amoroso, International Review of the Red Cross

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      Product details

      • Date Published: December 2017
      • format: Paperback
      • isbn: 9781108441131
      • length: 434 pages
      • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 20 mm
      • weight: 0.7kg
      • availability: In stock
    • Table of Contents

      Part I. Introduction:
      1. Scope of the Manual
      2. Short history of the law of peace operations
      Part II. Applicable Legal Framework for Conducting Peace Operations and How The Regimes Relate to Each Other:
      3. The Mandate
      4. Organisation-specific legal framework and procedures:
      5. The applicability of international human rights law in peace operations
      6. The applicability of international humanitarian law in peace operations
      7. Implementing a gender perspective
      8. Status of forces and status of mission
      9. Host state law
      10. Sending state law
      11. Troop contributing country memorandums of understanding and other instruments and regulations
      Part III. Conducting a United Nations (Mandated) Peace Operation:
      12. The use of force
      13. Detention
      14. The protection of civilians
      15. Aerial and maritime dimensions of peace operations
      16. Monitoring compliance in the field of conduct and discipline
      17. Promotion of the rule of law
      18. Demining and removal of explosive remnants
      Part IV. Accountability and Responsibility:
      19. Accountability and responsibility in peace operations
      20. Third party claims
      21. International criminal responsibility and international criminal justice in relation to peace operations.

    • General Editors

      Terry Gill, Universiteit van Amsterdam
      Terry Gill is Professor of Military Law at the University of Amsterdam and the Netherlands Defence Academy, Director of the Research Program on the Law of Armed Conflict and Peace Operations at the Amsterdam Center for International Law and of the Netherlands Research Forum on the Law of Armed Conflict and Peace Operations (LACPO).

      Dieter Fleck, International Society for Military Law and the Law of War
      Dieter Fleck has served as legal advisor in various Bundeswehr commands, the German Chancellor's Office, and the Federal Ministry of Defence. He has published on issues of international law and security.

      William H. Boothby, Geneva Centre for Security Policy
      Bill Boothby, Air Commodore, retired from Royal Air Force Legal Services in 2011. He has published on conflict law and armed conflict.

      Alfons Vanheusden, Belgian Ministry of Defence
      Alfons Vanheusden is a Senior Legal Advisor ('Conseiller général') at the Belgian Ministry of Defence, and the Assistant Secretary-General of the International Society for Military Law and the Law of War.

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