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War Law

  • Couverture cartonnée
  • 224 Nombre de pages
An expert in international law integrates historical case studies into an in-depth analysis of the legal basis of warfare, discuss... Lire la suite
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An expert in international law integrates historical case studies into an in-depth analysis of the legal basis of warfare, discussing international law governing the use of military force in relation to the history of armed conflict, from the mid-nineteenth century to the present-day war in Iraq.

Résumé
International law governing the use of military force has been the subject of intense public debate. Under what conditions is it appropriate, or necessary, for a country to use force when diplomacy has failed? Michael Byers, a widely known world expert on international law, weighs these issues in War Law.
Byers examines the history of armed conflict and international law through a series of case studies of past conflicts, ranging from the 1837 Caroline Incident to the abuse of detainees by U.S. forces at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. Byers explores the legal controversies that surrounded the 1999 and 2001 interventions in Kosovo and Afghanistan and the 2003 war in Iraq; the development of international humanitarian law from the 1859 Battle of Solferino to the present; and the role of war crimes tribunals and the International Criminal Court. He also considers the unique influence of the United States in the evolution of this extremely controversial area of international law.
War Law is neither a textbook nor a treatise, but a fascinating account of a highly controversial topic that is necessary reading for fans of military history and general readers alike.

Détails sur le produit

Titre: War Law
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Code EAN: 9780802142948
ISBN: 978-0-8021-4294-8
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Ingram Publishers Services
Genre: Sciences politiques
nombre de pages: 224
Poids: 249g
Taille: H208mm x B137mm x T15mm
Année: 2007
Auflage: First Trade Paper Edition