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Africa and International Criminal Justice: Radical Evils and the International Criminal Court

Africa and International Criminal Justice: Radical Evils and the International Criminal Court

1st Edition

Fred Aja Agwu
November 11, 2019

This book provides an overview of crimes under international law, radical evils, in a number of African states. This overview informs a critical analysis of the debates surrounding the African Union’s call for withdrawal from the International Criminal Court and proposes a way forward with a more...

Protection of Civilians and Individual Accountability: Obligations and Responsibilities of Military Commanders in United Nations Peacekeeping Operations

Protection of Civilians and Individual Accountability: Obligations and Responsibilities of Military Commanders in United Nations Peacekeeping Operations

1st Edition

Lenneke Sprik
August 13, 2019

This book explores the question of whether peacekeeping commanders can be held accountable for a failure to protect the civilian population in the mission area. This requires an assessment of whether peacekeeping commanders have an obligation to act against such serious crimes being committed under...

A Guide to International Disarmament Law

A Guide to International Disarmament Law

1st Edition

Stuart Casey-Maslen, Tobias Vestner
June 13, 2019

Disarmament is integral to the safeguarding and promotion of security, development, and human rights. Hundreds of millions of dollars are spent each year on disarmament operations, yet no comprehensive guide exists to explain clearly the international rules governing disarmament. This book seeks to...

Humanization of Arms Control: Paving the Way for a World free of Nuclear Weapons

Humanization of Arms Control: Paving the Way for a World free of Nuclear Weapons

1st Edition

Daniel Rietiker
March 22, 2019

Despite clear legal rules and political commitments, no significant progress has been made in nuclear disarmament for two decades. Moreover, not even the use of these weapons has been banned to date. New ideas and strategies are therefore necessary. The author explores an alternative approach to...

Armed Drones and Globalization in the Asymmetric War on Terror: Challenges for the Law of Armed Conflict and Global Political Economy

Armed Drones and Globalization in the Asymmetric War on Terror: Challenges for the Law of Armed Conflict and Global Political Economy

1st Edition

Fred Aja Agwu
December 11, 2017

This book is a critical exploration of the war on terror from the prism of armed drones and globalization. It is particularly focused on the United States’ use of the drones, and the systemic dysfunctions that globalization has caused to international political economy and national security,...

Accountability for Violations of International Humanitarian Law: Essays in Honour of Tim McCormack

Accountability for Violations of International Humanitarian Law: Essays in Honour of Tim McCormack

1st Edition

Jadranka Petrovic
February 07, 2017

International criminal adjudication, together with the prosecution and appropriate punishment of offenders at a national level, remains the most effective means of enforcing International Humanitarian Law. This book considers the various issues emanating from present-day breaches of norms of...

The Concept of Military Objectives in International Law and Targeting Practice

The Concept of Military Objectives in International Law and Targeting Practice

1st Edition

Agnieszka Jachec-Neale
November 08, 2016

The concept that certain objects and persons may be legitimately attacked during armed conflicts has been well recognised and developed through the history of warfare. This book explores the relationship between international law and targeting practice in determining whether an object is a lawful...

Islam and Warfare: Context and Compatibility with International Law

Islam and Warfare: Context and Compatibility with International Law

1st Edition

Onder Bakircioglu
November 08, 2016

The question of how Islamic law regulates the notions of just recourse to and just conduct in war has long been the topic of heated controversy, and is often subject to oversimplification in scholarship and journalism. This book traces the rationale for aggression within the Islamic tradition, and...

International Law and Drone Strikes in Pakistan: The Legal and Socio-political Aspects

International Law and Drone Strikes in Pakistan: The Legal and Socio-political Aspects

1st Edition

Sikander Ahmed Shah
November 08, 2016

While conventional warfare has an established body of legal precedence, the legality of drone strikes by the United States in Pakistan and elsewhere remains ambiguous. This book explores the legal and political issues surrounding the use of drones in Pakistan. Drawing from international treaty law,...

Cluster Munitions and International Law: Disarmament With a Human Face?

Cluster Munitions and International Law: Disarmament With a Human Face?

1st Edition

Alexander Breitegger
April 12, 2013

This book offers a comprehensive argument for why pre-existing international law on cluster munitions was inadequate to deal with the full scope of humanitarian consequences associated with their use. The book undertakes an interdisciplinary legal analysis of restraints and prohibitions on the use...

Islamic Law and the Law of Armed Conflict: The Conflict in Pakistan

Islamic Law and the Law of Armed Conflict: The Conflict in Pakistan

1st Edition

Niaz A Shah
April 12, 2013

Islamic Law and the Law of Armed Conflict: The Conflict in Pakistan demonstrates how international law can be applied in Muslim states in a way that is compatible with Islamic law. Within this broader framework of compatible application, Niaz A. Shah argues that the Islamic law of qital (i.e. armed...

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