Armed Conflict and International Law: In Search of the Human Face, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 9067049182
  • ISBN-13: 9789067049184
  • DDC: 341.5
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 378 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released August 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Other Frontmatter.
1: A Lit Beacon in the Dark.
2: Published Academic Work of Avril McDonald.
3: In Search of Humanitarian Principles.
4: Fighting by the Principles: Principles as a Source of International Humanitarian Law.
5: Chivalry: A Principle of the Law of Armed Conflict?.
6: Military Robots and the Principle of Humanity: Distorting the Human Face of the Law?.
7: Some Reflections on Self-Defence as an Element in Rules of Engagement.
8: The Current Relevance of the Recognition of Belligerency.
9: The Human Face by Topic.
10: In Search of a Human Face in the Middle East: Addressing Israeli Impunity for War Crimes.
11: Doctors in Arms: Exploring the Legal and Ethical Position of Military Medical Personnel in Armed Conflicts.
12: Saving the Past, Present and Future. Thoughts on Mobilising International Protection for Cultural Property During Armed Conflict.
13: Watching the Human Rights Watchers.
14: Making It Real: In Search of Ways to Apply Justice.
15: Armed Conflict and Law Enforcement: Is There a Legal Divide?.
16: Friend or Foe? On the Protective Reach of the Law of Armed Conflict.
17: Seeking the Truth about Serious International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law Violations: The Various Facets of a Cardinal Notion of Transitional Justice.
18: La Responsabilité Pénale des Autorités Politiques Pour des Crimes de Droit International Humanitair (DIH).
19: Discrepancies between International Humanitarian Law on the Battlefield and in the Courtroom: The Challenges of Applying International Humanitarian Law During International Criminal Trials.