International Humanitarian Law Facing New Challenges
Symposium in Honour of KNUT IPSEN
Heintschel von Heinegg, Wolff, Epping, Volker (Eds.)
2007, X, 280 p.
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Recent armed conflicts, whether international or non-international in character, are in many respects characterized by a variety of asymmetries. These asymmetries challenge the law of armed conflicts and international humanitarian law. These challenges may very well compromise the very function of that body of law, which is to mitigate as far as possible the calamities of war. Thus, the law of armed conflict may be deprived of its fundamental function.
In order to discuss these and other questions a most distinguished group of experts in the field of the law of armed conflicts gathered in Berlin in June 2005. The goal of that colloquium, which marked the 70th birthday of Knut Ipsen, was to find operable solutions for problems and challenges that confront the contemporary law of armed conflict.
This volume features contributions by Bill Boothby, Michael Bothe, Yoram Dinstein, Knut Dörmann, Charles J. Dunlap Jr., Volker Epping, Dieter Fleck, Steven Haines, Wolff Heintschel von Heinegg, Hans-Joachim Heintze, Rainer Hofmann, Frits Kalshoven, Stefan Oeter, W. Hays Parks, Michael Schmitt, Torsten Stein, and Andreas Zimmermann.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »Armed conflict - Asymmetric warfare - Humanitarian Law - International human rights law - International humanitarian law - International terrorism - Ius in bello - Law of Armed Conflict - Private contractors - Proportionality - State responsibility - non-state actors