Armed Conflict and International Law: In Search of the Human Face

Liber Amicorum in Memory of Avril McDonald

Editors: Matthee, Mariëlle, Toebes, Brigit, Brus, Marcel (Eds.)

  • Deals with the human perspectives of international humanitarian law, international criminal law and the law on armed conflict
  • Offers a rich variety of topics and new perspectives on various issues
  • With contributors of scholars and practitioners: a valuable contribution to international legal research
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About this book

This book is written in memory of Avril McDonald, who passed away in April 2010. Avril was an inspired and passionate scholar in the fields of international humanitarian law, international criminal law, human rights law and law in the field of arms control and disarmament. What in particular made Avril’s work special, was her strong commitment with the human aspects throughout. Fourteen scholars and practitioners have contributed to this liber amicorum, which has led to a rich variety of topics within the disciplines of Avril’s expertise. They all have in common that they deal with the human perspectives of the discipline of law at hand. They concentrate on the impact of the developments in international law on humans, whether they are civilians, victims of war or soldiers. This human perspective of law makes this book an appropriate tribute to Avril McDonald and at the same time a unique and valuable contribution to international legal research in the present society. A society that becomes more and more characterized by detailed legal systems, defined by institutions that may frequently lack sufficient contact with the people concerned.

About the authors

Mariëlle Matthee is a freelance researcher and writer. Brigit Toebes is a Lecturer in International Law at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. Both Mariëlle Matthee and Brigit Toebes were colleagues of Avril McDonald at the T.M.C. Asser Instituut in The Hague and worked closely with her on several projects. Marcel Brus is Professor of Public International Law at the University of Groningen, at the department where Avril worked during the last years of her life.

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Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Fighting by the Principles: Principles as a Source of International Humanitarian Law

    Boogaard, Jeroen C.

    Pages 3-31

  • Chivalry: A Principle of the Law of Armed Conflict?

    Gill, Terry

    Pages 33-51

  • Military Robots and the Principle of Humanity: Distorting the Human Face of the Law?

    Brollowski, Hanna

    Pages 53-96

  • Some Reflections on Self-defence as an Element in Rules of Engagement

    Kalshoven, Frits (et al.)

    Pages 97-113

  • The Current Relevance of the Recognition of Belligerency

    Radin, Sasha

    Pages 115-152

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-90-6704-918-4
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-90-6704-917-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Armed Conflict and International Law: In Search of the Human Face
Book Subtitle
Liber Amicorum in Memory of Avril McDonald
Editors
  • Mariëlle Matthee
  • Brigit Toebes
  • Marcel Brus
Copyright
2013
Publisher
T.M.C. Asser Press
Copyright Holder
T.M.C. ASSER PRESS, The Hague, The Netherlands, and the authors
eBook ISBN
978-90-6704-918-4
DOI
10.1007/978-90-6704-918-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-6704-917-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 378
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations
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