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The Law of Internal Armed Conflict : Cambridge Studies in International and Comparative Law - Lindsay Moir

The Law of Internal Armed Conflict

Cambridge Studies in International and Comparative Law

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Published: 21st January 2002
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Laws regulating armed conflict have existed for centuries, but the bulk of these provisions have been concerned with wars between states. Relatively little attention has been paid to the enormously important area of internal armed conflict. At a time when international armed conflicts are vastly outnumbered by domestic disputes, this book seeks to redress the balance through a comprehensive analysis of those rules which exist in international law to protect civilians during internal armed conflict. From regulations in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries according to the doctrine of recognition of belligerency, this book traces the subsequent development of international law by the Geneva Conventions and their additional Protocols, as well as through the more recent jurisprudence of the Yugoslav and Rwandan tribunals. The book also considers the application of human rights law during internal armed conflict, before assessing how effectively the applicable law is, and can be, enforced.

'... This work is one that should prove useful to scholars and students of international humanitarian law. ... The quality of the contents of this timely book is high ... Dr Moir has a good understanding of the law in this area, and a keen analytical style.' Journal of Conflict & Security Law '... the book provides a well-written assessment of the current rules governing internal armed conflict. To have addressed such a heterogeneous field in a comprehensive way is in itself a significant achievement.' The Cambridge Law Journal 'Lindsay Muir has written a definitive work on international humanitarian law in internal armed conflicts. All the major cases and relevant treaties and conventions are cited besides other pertinent documentation. What is more, there is an excellent discussion of the law in practice in several such situations.' Economic and Political Weekly '... a well-written and comprehensive introduction to the legal regime governing internal armed conflicts. the work of Moir should definitely prove useful to scholars and students of humanitarian law.' German Yearbook of International Law '... this book is an immensely useful, easily readable, and thorough elucidation of the development and content of the law of internal armed conflicts as at the turn of the twenty-first century.' Rosemary Rayfuse, Leiden Journal of International Law

Preface and acknowledgements
Table of cases
Table of treaties and other international instruments
The historical regulation of internal armed conflict
Article 3 common to the Geneva Conventions
Additional Protocol II of 1977
Customary international law and internal armed conflict
Human rights during internal armed conflict
Implementation and enforcement of the laws of internal armed conflict
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521772167
ISBN-10: 0521772168
Series: Cambridge Studies in International and Comparative Law
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 21st January 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.65