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Vol 24 No 8 Aug/Sept 2019

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International Humanitarian Law: Rules, Controversies and Solutions to Problems Arising in Warfare

ISBN13: 9781786438546
Published: March 2019
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £155.00
Paperback edition , ISBN13 9781839100482

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International humanitarian law (IHL) protects persons and property affected by armed conflicts. Focusing on the controversies that impact IHL in practice, this much-anticipated book from leading expert Marco Sassòli discusses when IHL applies, its substantive rules, how to ensure its respect and whether the traditional distinction between international and non-international armed conflicts remains relevant.

Sassòli draws on a depth of practical experience to provide invaluable insight and comprehensive guidance on the rules protecting certain categories of persons (e.g.civilians, wounded, etc.) during conflict and the rules governing different types of conduct (e.g. occupation, naval warfare, etc.). The book examines how these rules interact with other branches of international law, such as human rights and international criminal law, and how the rules are applied to non-State armed groups. Cross-cutting issues, including terrorism, autonomous weapons, cyber warfare, gender and cultural heritage, are also addressed, providing readers with a well-rounded view of IHL and associated concerns.

Structured in a clear and accessible way, this book will be the turn-to resource for scholars, lawyers, civil servants and other actors directly involved in the sphere of IHL. It will also be the essential text for forthcoming generations of students, giving them a solid understanding of both the rules relating to IHL and how they are implemented in practice.

Public International Law
1. Introduction
2. History
3. A general overview of IHL based upon its major delimitations
4. The sources of IHL
5. Respect of the law
6. Scope of application: when does IHL apply?
7. International and non-international armed conflicts
8. The protective regimes
9. IHL and other branches of international law
10. Selected cross-cutting issues
11. Conclusion