International humanitarian law series ; 54. Human Rights and Humanitarian Law E-Books Online, Collection 2018, ISBN ; 9789004353312.
In Investigating Civilian Casualties in Time of Armed Conflict and Belligerent Occupation Alon Margalit discusses the appropriate State response to civilian casualties caused by its armed forces. Various legal and practical challenges, arising when investigating the fatal consequences of the use of force, are examined through the practice of the US, the UK, Canada and Israel during military operations in Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia and the occupied Palestinian territory. Alon Margalit considers this topical and sensitive issue within a broader context, namely the public scrutiny of State behaviour and influence of human rights law during armed conflict. The debate over the scope of the duty to investigate reflects competing approaches looking to (re)shape the balance between military necessity and humanitarian considerations.
Based on author's thesis (doctoral - University of London, 2014), issued under title: Investigating civil casualties in times of armed conflict and occupation.
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Front Matter Copyright Page Contents Preface List of Abbreviations Introduction The Investigative Response to Civilian Casualties: More Questions Than Answers Setting the Normative Framework 'The Trigger Question': When Do Civilian Casualties Require an Investigation? 'The Standards Question': How to Investigate Civilian Casualties? Translating Investigation Obligations to LOAC Situations Investigating Civilian Casualties in Practice Challenges in Classifying and Identifying the Applicable Normative Framework(s) Investigation Models and Constraints in Domestic Military Justice Systems Military In-House Investigations and Some Mitigating Arrangements Civilian Oversight of Military Investigations Looking Forward A Proposal for a Permanent Expert Commission The Duty to Investigate and Shaping the Normative Discourse Table of Treaties and Other International Instruments Table of International Cases Table of Domestic Instruments Table of Domestic Cases.
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Print version: Margalit, Alon, author. Investigating civilian casualties in time of armed conflict and belligerent occupation Leiden ; Boston : Brill Nijhoff, 2018