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The Law of Armed Conflict

International Humanitarian Law in War

Authors

Gary D. Solis, Georgetown University, Washington DC

Description

Newly revised and expanded, The Law of Armed Conflict, 2nd edition introduces law students and undergraduates to the law of war in an age of terrorism. What law of armed conflict (LOAC), or its civilian counterpart, international humanitarian law (IHL), applies in a particular armed conflict? Are terrorists legally bound by that law? What constitutes a war crime? What (or who) is a lawful target and how are targeting decisions made? What are 'rules of engagement' and who formulates them?…

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Key features

  • A revised and expanded second edition of the widely adopted armed conflict textbook
  • Includes up-to-date coverage of cyber warfare, drone warfare, and terrorism
  • Provides an accessible introduction to the basics of international humanitarian law, including examples of its application

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