This book provides a comprehensive yet concise overview of key issues related to the regulation of armed hostilities between States, and between States and non-State groups.
Coverage begins with an explanation of the conditions that result in the applicability of international humanitarian law, and then subsequently addresses how the law influences a broad range of operational, humanitarian, and accountability issues that arise during military operations.
Each chapter provides a clear and comprehensive explanation of humanitarian law, focusing especially on how it impacts operations. The chapters also highlight both contemporary controversies in the field and potentially emerging norms of the law.
The book is an ideal text for students studying international humanitarian law for the first time, as well as an excellent introduction for students and practitioners of public international law and international relations.
'The Law in War serves as well as, or, indeed, better than any source to provide an approachable and concise introduction to how law factors in armed conflict. Drawing on their varied and rich operational experience, the authors supply admirable clarity to how law has evolved and responded to the enormous pressures brought to the international system by transnational terrorism.'
- William C. Banks, Director, Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism (INSCT)
'This concise treatise on the law is masterfully enriched by the combined operational knowledge and practical experience of the authors. Both contemporary and comprehensive, the Law in War is a vital addition to every academic, student and practitioners library on the law of armed conflict.'
- Eric Jensen, Professor of Law, Brigham Young University.
'In a complex strategic reality in which patterns of war have changed dramatically, and confronting a patchwork legal response where treaty law is often restricted and customary law disputed, this comprehensive book, written by leading and experienced scholars, offers an excellent guide to the labyrinth regulating both international and non-international armed conflicts.'
- Professor Yishai Beer, Radzyner Law School at the Interdisciplinary Center at Herzliya; Major General (ret'd), Israel Defense Forces
1: Chapter 1: International Humanitarian Law Application; 2: Chapter 2: Non-International Armed Conflict; 3: Chapter 3: The Status of Individuals in Armed Conflict; 4: Chapter 4: Dealing with Civilians, Wounded and Sick; 5: Chapter 5: Prisoners of War and Other Detainees; 6: Chapter 6: Targeting; 7: Chapter 7: Weapons, Means, and Methods; 8: Chapter 8: Neutrality and Naval Warfare; 9: Chapter 9: Air and Missile Warfare; 10: Chapter 10: Command Responsibility; 11: Chapter 11: International Justice and Compliance; 12: Chapter 12: War Crimes and Accountability; 13: Index