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International Law and Armed Conflict

Challenges in the 21st Century

Quénivet, Noëlle, Shah-Davis, Shilan (Eds.)

1st Edition., 462p.


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While a more traditional approach to international law and armed conflict focuses on the use of force and international humanitarian law, this book incorporates other international legal regimes such as human rights law, international private law, international criminal law, environmental law, as well as regional and national legal regimes. In doing so, a broader picture emerges and reveals the current challenges faced by lawyers in regulating armed conflicts. This in turn highlights the complexities, intricacies, and the interrelationship of the different regimes that may be rendered applicable to armed conflicts. Also, in taking a more inclusive approach, this book provides a new perspective on both existing and emerging themes in this field. The topics covered in this book include privatisation of warfare, protection of the environment, use of natural resources to support armed conflicts, involvement of children in armed conflicts, the relationship between peace, security and justice.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Civil Liability - Criminal Liability - Humanitarian Law - International Criminal Court - International Criminal Law - International humanitarian law - Law of Armed Conflict - Law of Occupation - Non-state actors - Occupation - Private Military Companies

Related subjects » International, Foreign and Comparative Law

Table of contents 

Confronting the Challenges of International Law and Armed Conflict in the 21st Century.- Myths of ‘Lawfare’ and ‘Legal Encirclement’.- Accountability.- Issues of the Draft Convention on the Criminal Accountability if United Nations Officials and Experts in Mission.- Internationalising the Colombian Armed Conflict Through Humanitarian Law and Transitional Justice.- Criminal Accountability or Civil Liability: Which Approach Most Effectively Redresses The Negative Environmental Consequences of Armed Conflict?.- Commentary on: Accountability.- Environment and Natural Resources.- The Impact of Armed Conflict on Sustainable Development: A Holistic Approach.- A Darker Shade of Green: Is it Time to Ecocentrise the Laws of War?.- Targeted Economic Measures to Curb Armed Conflict? The Kimberley Process on the Trade in ‘Conflict Diamonds’.- Commentary on: Environment and Natural Resources.- Privatisation and Armed Conflict.- Business Under Fire: Transnational Corporations and Human Rights in Conflict Zones.- The Influence of Non-Governmental Actors on Compliance with International Law — Compliance With United Nations Security Council Decisions on Angola’s Conflict Diamonds.- Private Regulation of Private Military Companies: a Potentially Private Solution to a Commercial Problem?.- Commentary On: Privatisation and Armed Conflict.- Children and Armed Conflict.- Children and the International Criminal Court.- Child Terrorists: Why and How Should They be Protected by International Law.- Commentary on: Children and Armed Conflict.- Implementation of International Humanitarian Law.- Today’s Quest for International Criminal Justice – a Short Overview of the Present State of Criminal Prosecution of International Crimes.- Commentary On: Implementation of International Humanitarian Law.- Commentary on: Implementation of International Humanitarian Law.- Reforming the Laws of War.- Bridging the Gaps in The Laws of Armed Conflict? International Criminal Tribunals and The Development of Humanitarian Law.- Devising New Rules for Regulating International Terrorism Warfare and Engaging Non-State Actors in the Negotiations.- Commentary On: Reforming the Laws of War.- Peace, Security and Justice.- ‘In the Interests of Peace and the Interests of Justice’: Security Council Deferrals As A Constructive Tool for Conflict Resolution.- Procedural Aspects of the Relationship Between the International Criminal Court and Future Truth Commissions. Lessons Learned From the Cases of Sierra Leone and East Timor.- The Impact of The Legal Right to Self-Determination on the Law of Occupation as a Framework for Post-Conflict State Reconstruction.- Commentary on: Peace, Security and Justice.- Commentary on: Peace, Security and Justice.- Conclusion.- Conclusion.

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