9781316337028 ebook 9781107116177 (hardback) 9781107537095 (paperback)
This clear and concise textbook provides an accessible and up-to-date examination of international humanitarian law. With the aid of detailed examples, extracts from relevant cases, and useful discussion questions, students are expertly guided through the text. A recommended reading list is included in every chapter to support deeper engagement with the material. Emerging trends in theory and practice are also explored, allowing readers to build on their knowledge and grapple with some of the biggest challenges facing the law of armed conflict in the twenty-first century.
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Formatted Contents Note
Introduction Historical development of international humanitarian law The contemporary legal basis of international humanitarian law and its fundamental principles Types of armed conflicts Individual status in armed conflict : combatants, non-combatants, direct participation in hostilities and prisoners of war Protection of the wounded, sick, and shipwrecked The law of occupation and the protection of civilians Targeting Means and methods of warfare Implementation, enforcement and accountability Conclusion.