Since the end of the Cold War, the place of law in international politics has been hotly contested, even as in practice legal rules and actors have become increasingly important. Nowhere has this been more evident than in the role of law in armed conflict, peacemaking, and peacebuilding. This series will bring together cutting-edge, interdisciplinary scholarship on law, conflict, and international politics, encompassing the fields of international criminal law, international human rights law, and international humanitarian law, and law relating to the use of force, and conflict prevention, resolution, peacemaking, and peacebuilding, and resort to the use of force.
Chandra Sriram is Professor of International Law and International Relations, University of East London, UK.
Julie Mertus is Emeritus Professor at the School of International Service, American University, Washington DC, USA.
Karin Aggestam is Professor in Political Science at Lund University, Sweden.
Lorraine Elliot is Professor in the Department of International Relations, Australian National University, Canberra.
International Law, Politics and Inhumane Weapons: The Effectiveness of Global Landmine Regimes
August 15, 2017
This interdisciplinary book explores the Northern Ireland conflict through a human rights framework. The book examines the conflict from the creation of the Northern Ireland state in 1921 to 2014. This timeframe allows an analysis of how human rights impacted upon the conflict in its broadest...
May 24, 2017
This book contributes to contemporary debates on the effectiveness of international humanitarian law (IHL) in regulating or prohibiting inhumane weapons, such as landmines. Two treaties have emerged under IHL in response to the humanitarian scourge of landmines. However, despite a considerable body...
September 12, 2014
This book examines the international law of forcible intervention in civil wars, in particular the role of party-consent in affecting the legality of such intervention. In modern international law, it is a near consensus that no state can use force against another – the main exceptions being...
Chandra Sriram, Garcia-Godos Jemima, Johanna Herman, Olga Martin-Ortega
November 15, 2013
This book seeks to refine our understanding of transitional justice and peacebuilding, and long-term security and reintegration challenges after violent conflicts. As recent events following political change during the so-called 'Arab Spring' demonstrate, demands for accountability often follow or...