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Cambridge Studies in International and Comparative Law : Accountability of Armed Opposition Groups in International Law Series Number 24 - Liesbeth Zegveld

Cambridge Studies in International and Comparative Law

Accountability of Armed Opposition Groups in International Law Series Number 24

Paperback Published: 20th December 2007
ISBN: 9780521047289
Number Of Pages: 292

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Who is accountable under international law for the acts committed by armed opposition groups? In today's world the majority of political conflicts involve non-state actors attempting to exert political influence (such as overthrowing a government or bringing about secession). Notwithstanding their impact on the course of events, however, we often know little about these groups, and even less about how to treat their actions legally. In this award-winning scholarship, Liesbeth Zegveld examines the need to legally identify the parties involved when internal conflicts arise, and the reality of their demands for rights. Her study draws upon international humanitarian law, human rights law and international criminal law to consider a fundamental question: who is accountable for the acts committed by non-state actors, or for the failure to prevent or repress these acts? This study will be of interest to academics, postgraduate students and professionals involved with armed conflict and international relations.

'In general, the book is a useful addition to the existing literature on human rights and humanitarian law, as well as international criminal law ... it would be very useful for students, academics and practitioners dealing with international law.' German Yearbook of International Law
"...well grounded in both the scholarly and legal literature...The primary strength of the book is its thorough, skillful, and well-documented legal analysis." Perspectives on Political Science
"Particularly relevant in that many, if not most, of today's conflicts are internal rather than international in nature... the thesis is well thought-out, argued, and documented. Overall, this is a very good study of a still evolving and important area of international law. This is a book that most academic law libraries with both human rights and humanitarian law collections should have." Choice

Table of treaties and declarations
Table of cases
Table of other documents
List of abbreviations
Introduction
The Normative Gap
Legal restraints on armed opposition groups as such
Substantive obligations of armed opposition groups as such
The Accountability Gap
Accountability of group leaders
Accountability of armed opposition groups as such
Accountability of the state for acts of armed opposition groups
The quest for accountability
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521047289
ISBN-10: 0521047285
Series: Cambridge Studies in International and Comparative Law
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 292
Published: 20th December 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 14.61  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.45