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The Gulf War 1990-91 in International and English Law - Peter Rowe

The Gulf War 1990-91 in International and English Law

By: Peter Rowe (Editor)

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Published: 16th July 2005
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The debate surrounding the role and interpretation of international law was of central importance during the Gulf War and its aftermath. This debate reached the headlines with alleged breaches of the Geneva Convention in the treatment of prisoners of war, the damage caused by oil spillage into the Gulf, and the burning of Kuwaiti oilfields.
In November 1990, Peter Rowe assembled a team of "watchers" who each took responsibility for monitoring a particular area of international law during the Gulf War hostilities. The team included some of the most distinguished academics and practitioners in the field, and this collection brings together their analyses and conclusions. "Gulf War in International and English Law" covers a wide range of central issues, from the liability for war crimes and media coverage to the protection of the environment and the role of the United Nations.
Contributors: Hazel M. Fox, David Garratt, Christopher Greenwood, Francoise J. Hampson, Anthony H. Hudson, Shaun Lyons, Hilaire McCoubrey, Michael Meyer, Gordon Risius, Adam Roberts Fba, Peter Rowe, David Travers, Bernadette Walsh, and Marc Weller.
A co-publication with Sweet and Maxwell

Notes on contributors
Preface
Introduction
The Gulf War 1990-91 in international law
A chronology of eventsp. 3
The United Nations and the jus ad bellump. 29
The role of legal advisers in the armed forcesp. 55
Customary international law and the First Geneva Protocol of 1977 in the Gulf conflictp. 63
Means and methods of warfare in the conflict in the Gulfp. 89
Failures in protecting the environment in the 1990-91 Gulf Warp. 111
Naval operations in the Gulfp. 155
The wounded and sickp. 171
Prisoners of war in the Gulf areap. 188
Civilians in occupied territoryp. 205
The role of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement: problems encounteredp. 224
Liability for war crimesp. 241
Reparations and state responsibility: claims against Iraq arising out of the invasion and occupation of Kuwaitp. 261
The Gulf War 1990-91 in English law
Prisoners of war in the United Kingdomp. 289
Detention and deportation of foreign nationals in the United Kingdom during the Gulf conflictp. 304
Effect on commercial law of non-declaration of warp. 333
App. 1 An arrangement for the transfer of enemy prisoners of war and civilian internees from the custody of the British Forces to the custody of the American Forces, dated 31 January 1991p. 348
App. 2 Extracts from United Nations Security Council Selected Resolutions relating to the Gulf War 1990-91p. 350
Notesp. 363
Table of casesp. 445
Table of statutesp. 450
Table of treatiesp. 451
Table of United Nations Resolutionsp. 455
Indexp. 456
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ISBN: 9780415075206
ISBN-10: 0415075203
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 480
Published: 16th July 2005
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.9  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.82
Edition Number: 1