The Law of War PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

The Law of War free pdf The third edition of Ingrid Detter's authoritative work explores the changing legal context of modern warfare in light of events over the last decade. Ingrid Detter reviews the status of non-State actors, as individuals and groups become more prominent in international society. Covering post 9/11 events and the resulting changes in the ethos of war, the author analyses the role of military companies and examines what their legitimacy means for international society. The edition also discusses certain 'intrinsic' rules in the Law of War, such as rules giving individuals the right to be spared genocide, torture, slavery and apartheid and assure them basic democratic rights. The author questions the right of 'illegal' combatants to be treated as prisoners of war and suggests that a minimum standard must be afforded to all, whether captured dictators or detainees suspected of terrorism. In the modern world, the individual (the soldier, the civilian, the dictator, the terrorist or the pirate) can no longer behave as they wish. Further new topics include 'target killings', the 'right to protect' ('R2P', - claimed to be a new form of intervention), the use of unregulated weapons such as drones and robots, the war scenario in Outer Space and cyber crimes. There is also a discussion of new developments in the field of war crimes including severe criticism of the novel concept 'joint criminal enterprise' (JCE), which, in the opinion of the author, undermines the Rule of Law. This updated and expanded edition will be of use to statesmen, scholars and students of international relations and international law.

About Ingrid Detter

Ingrid Detter is a Senior Member of St. Antony's College, Oxford and a practising Barrister at 13 Old Square, Lincoln's Inn, London. She has advised governments, multinationals, corporations and individuals on various aspects of international law and acted in national and international courts. For 21 years she was Adviser to H.H. Pope John Paul II on international law. She is former Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall and of St. Antony's College, Oxford, and Professor Emeritus of International Law at Stockholm University. She is currently the President of The Environment Institute (EnvInst), which is accredited to the United Nations. She is the author of 14 books and of numerous articles on international law and international relations.

Details Book

Author : Ingrid Detter
Publisher : Ashgate Publishing Limited
Data Published : 16 August 2013
ISBN : 1409464989
EAN : 9781409464983
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 434 pages
Age + : 18 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews The Law of War



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • Public International Law in a Nutshell free pdfPublic International Law in a Nutshell

    Application and Relevance of International Law- Sources of International Law- International Organizations- International Dispute Settlement- International Law of Treaties- Rights of Individuals- Jurisdiction- Foreign Relations Law in the United States- Immunities- International Legal Research Sources..


  • Immunity of Heads of State and State Officials for International Crimes free pdfImmunity of Heads of State and State Officials for International Crimes

    Ramona Pedretti offers a comprehensive assessment of customary law rules on immunity of Heads of State and other State officials in the context of crimes pursuant to international law and their relationship with core principles of international law..


  • Poverty and the International Economic Legal System free pdfPoverty and the International Economic Legal System

    With a focus on how trade. foreign investment. commercial arbitration and financial regulation rules affect impoverished individuals. Poverty and the International Economic Legal System examines the relationship between the legal rules of the international economic law system and states' obligations to reduce poverty..


  • The Concept of Universal Crimes in International Law free pdfThe Concept of Universal Crimes in International Law

    This groundbreaking study seeks to clarify the concept of universal crimes in international law. It provides a new framework for understanding important features of this complex field of law concerned with the most serious crimes..


  • International Legal English Student's Book with Audio CDs free pdfInternational Legal English Student's Book with Audio CDs

    International Legal English Second edition is the definitive course for students who need to work in the international legal community. International Legal English Second edition teaches learners how to use English in a commercial law environment and is suitable for classroom use or self-study..


  • The Law of War free pdfThe Law of War

    Download Russian Books. The third edition of Ingrid Detter's authoritative work explores the changing legal context of modern warfare in light of events over the last decade. Ingrid Detter reviews the