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? How can an autonomous weapon system be bound by the law of armed conflict? Why were the Guantánamo military commissions a failure? This book takes students through these LOACIHL questions and more, employing real-world examples and legal opinions from the US and abroad. From Nuremberg to 9/11, from courts-martial to the US Supreme Court, from the nineteenth century to the twenty-first, the law of war is explained, interpreted, and applied.
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Rules of war, laws of war Codes, conventions, declarations, and regulations World wars and their law of armed conflict results Protocols and politics Conflict status Individual battlefield status Law of armed conflict's four core principles What is a "War Crime"? Obedience to orders, the first defense Command responsibility and Respondeat Superior Ruses and perfidy Rules of engagement Targeting objects Autonomous weapons, drones, and targeted killing Human targeting and cross-border counter-attacks Torture Cyberwarfare Attacks on cultural property The 1980 certain conventional weapons convention Gas, biological, and chemical weapons treaties Military commissions Security detention.