The Law of Armed Conflict

International Humanitarian Law in War

by Gary D. Solis

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  • 9780521870887
  • 9780511717611
  • 9780511846557
The Law of Armed Conflict: International Humanitarian Law in War introduces law students and undergraduates to the law of war in an age of terrorism. What law of armed conflict/international humanitarian law applies to particular armed conflicts? Does that law apply to terrorists as well? What is the status of participants in an armed conflict? What constitutes a war crime? What is a lawful target and how are targeting decisions made? What are rules of engagement? What weapons are lawful and unlawful, and why? This text takes the reader through these essential questions of the law of armed conflict and international humanitarian law to an awareness of finer points of battlefield law. The U.S.-weighted text incorporates lessons from many nations and includes hundreds of cases from jurisdictions worldwide.
  • Cambridge University Press; February 2010
  • ISBN: 9780511717611
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  • Title: The Law of Armed Conflict
  • Author: Gary D. Solis
  • Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780521870887
  • 9780511717611
  • 9780511846557

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“Anyone involved with international humanitarian law -- academics, commanders and Soldiers, cadets, concerned citizens -- should be delighted that Professor Solis has devoted his expertise to writing [this] textbook…He combines academic rigor and expertise with experience as a combat Marine to communicate how these issues unfold on the ground…The broad coverage of essential international humanitarian law should make it a vade mecum for upper division undergraduate students as well as those in law school…Any tactical legal advisor should make sure this is the first item packed in his or her rucksack…With this outstanding textbook, Professor Solis makes a broad contribution to the study of an area of the law that is critical to the manner in which countries, armed forces, and individuals conduct themselves.”
--Patrick Finnegan, Brigadier General, United States Army, Academic Dean, United States Military Academy