Conflict Law

The Influence of New Weapons Technology, Human Rights and Emerging Actors

Authors: Boothby, William H.

  • Author combines extensive military career with academic rigour
  • Takes numerous vital issues currently confronting the law of armed conflict and presents the author's personal assessment of each
  • Written in a clear and accessible style
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Topics as diverse as the evolving spectrum of conflict, innovations in weaponry, automated and autonomous attack, the depersonalisation of warfare, detention operations, the influence of modern media and the application of human rights law to the conduct of hostilities are examined in this book to see to what extent existing legal norms are challenged. The book takes each topic in turn, explains relevant provisions of contemporary law and analyses exactly where the legal problem lies. The analysis then develops the theme, examining for example the implications of current rules as to deception operations for certain applications of cyber warfare. The text is written in an accessible style, and demonstrates the continuing relevance of established rules and the importance of compliance with them. Useful for academics, military, governments, ministries of defence, ministries of foreign affairs, libraries, diplomats, think tanks, policy units, NGOs, and all others with an interest in law of armed conflict issues such as journalists and students.

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From the book reviews:

“Boothby writes in an engaging and accessible style, providing a rigorous, scholarly analysis of the issues, while still presenting the material in a clear and comprehensible manner – for those among us who may not understand the technical minutiae of autonomous weaponry or cyber warfare. … Boothby has provided us with a dynamic and engaging text that seeks to highlight some of the key issues that will no doubt form the basis of much debate for decades to come.” (Emily Crawford, British Yearbook of International Law, Vol. 84, January, 2015)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Boothby, William H.

    Pages 1-15

  • The Changing Legal Spectrum of Conflict

    Boothby, William H.

    Pages 17-63

  • International Manuals and International Law

    Boothby, William H.

    Pages 65-95

  • Interacting Technologies and Legal Challenge

    Boothby, William H.

    Pages 97-153

  • Weapons Law and Future Conflict

    Boothby, William H.

    Pages 155-196

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-6265-002-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-6265-001-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Conflict Law
Book Subtitle
The Influence of New Weapons Technology, Human Rights and Emerging Actors
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
T.M.C. Asser Press
Copyright Holder
T.M.C. Asser Press and the author
eBook ISBN
978-94-6265-002-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-6265-002-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-6265-001-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 464
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations
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