Which human rights violations or war crimes allegations result in exclusion from the refugee regime? What human rights protections apply to someone declared an unlawful combatant? Which human rights obligations apply to the actions of armed forces acting abroad? Over the past ten years the content and application of international law in armed conflict has changed dramatically. An authoritiative and comprehensive study of the role of international law in armed conflicts, this Oxford Handbook engages in a broad analysis of international humanitarian law, human rights law, refugee law, international criminal law, environmental law, and the law on the use of force. With an international group of expert contributors, this book has a global, multi-disciplinary perspective on the place of law in war.-- Source other than Library of Congress.
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Part I. Introduction Current challenges to international humanitarian law / Antonio Cassese The role of the International Committee of the Red Cross / Jakob Kellenberger Part II. Sources Customary humanitarian law today: from the academy to the courtroom / Theodor Meron Treaties for armed conflict / Robert Kolb and Katherine Del Mar Part III. Legal regimes - Land warfare / Yves Sandoz Air warfare / Michael N. Schmitt Maritime warfare / Wolff Heintschel von Heinegg The law of occupation / Philip Spoerri The law applicable to peace operations / Dieter Fleck The law of neutrality / Paul Seger Part IV. Key concepts for humanitarian law The developing law of weapons: humanity, distinction, and precautions in attack / Steven Haines The principle of distinction between civilians and combatants / Nils Melzer Proportionality in the law of armed conflict / Enzo Cannizzaro Internal (non-international) armed conflict / Eric David Part V. Key rights in times of armed conflict The right to life / William A. Schabas Torture and other cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment / Manfred Nowak International fair trial guarantees / David Weissbrodt Economic, social, and cultural rights in armed conflict / Eibe Riedel Protection of the natural environment / Jean-Marie Henckaerts and Dana Constantin Protection of cultural property / Roger O'Keefe Members of the armed forces and human rights law / Peter Rowe Part VI. Key issues in times of armed conflict Use of force / Giovanni Distefano Terrorism / Andrea Bianchi and Yasmin Naqvi Unlawful combatants / Knut Dörmann Private military and security companies / James Cockayne International human rights law in time of armed conflict / Derek Jinks Gender and armed conflict / Christine Chinkin Armed conflict and forced migration: a systematic approach to international humanitarian law, refugee law, and international human rights law / Vincent Chetail Part VII. Accountability/liability for violations of the law in armed conflict War crimes and other international 'core' crimes / Paola Gaeta Focusing on armed non-state actors / Andrew Clapham State responsibility and the individual right to compensation before national courts / Christian Tomuschat Transitional Justice / Nicolas Michel and Katherine Del Mar.