International Humanitarian Law Facing New Challenges

Symposium in Honour of KNUT IPSEN

Editors: Heintschel von Heinegg, Wolff, Epping, Volker (Eds.)

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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 may be overstressed, sometime even abused, and ultimately virtually meaningless. Still, either as such or in conjunction with other developments, they seem to challenge the law of armed conflicts or: 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 as an order of necessity because its legally binding directives will increasingly be disregarded for the sake of allegedly superior values.

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 the contemporary law of armed conflict is confronted with.

With 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.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Confronting New Challenges Knut Ipsen and International Humanitarian Law

    Volker Epping

    Pages 3-8

  • Asymmetrical Warfare and International Humanitarian Law

    Michael N. Schmitt

    Pages 11-48

  • Comment: Is the Principle of Distinction Outdated?

    Stefan Oeter

    Pages 53-62

  • Individual and State Responsibility for Violations of the Ius in Bello: An Imperfect Balance

    Dieter Fleck

    Pages 171-206

  • Comment: Responsibility for Violations of International Humanitarian Law, International Criminal Law and Human Rights Law — Synergy and Conflict?

    Andreas Zimmermann

    Pages 215-223

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
International Humanitarian Law Facing New Challenges
Book Subtitle
Symposium in Honour of KNUT IPSEN
Editors
  • Wolff Heintschel von Heinegg
  • Volker Epping
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-49090-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-49090-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-49089-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-08037-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 280
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