Crimes of War What the Public Should Know

ISBN-10: 0393328465

ISBN-13: 9780393328462

Edition: 2007 (Revised)

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Description: "A reference that has no counterpart. Civilization is in debt to all [the contributors]."International Herald Tribune Originally published in 1999, this A-to-Z guidebook of wartime atrocities has received worldwide acclaim and has been translated into eleven languages. Now substantially updated, with sixteen new entries, this concise guide to the broken rules of war remains unique and essential. More than 140 distinguished experts from the media, military, law, and human rights groups examine recent conflicts in light of international humanitarian law, including: Afghanistan (Patricia Gossman), the Congo (Gerard Prunier), terrorism (Anthony Dworkin), Guantánamo (Mark Huband), Darfur (John Prendergast and Colin Thomas-Jensen), occupation (George Packer), independent contractors (Peter Singer), war and insurgency (John Burns), and detention and interrogation (Dana Priest). Christiane Amanpour writes on Bosnian paramilitaries, Jeremy Bowen on Chechnya, and Gwynne Roberts on Saddam Hussein. Through case studies, definitions of key terms, and explanations of what is legal and what is notilluminated by 150 stunning duotone photographsCrimes of War reveals what every citizen should know about war and the law.

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List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/17/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 5.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.112
Language: English

International Humanitarian Law: An Overview
Act of War
Afghanistan
Aggression
Apartheid
Arab-Israeli Wars
The Second Intifada and After
Israel's Views of the Application of IHL to the West Bank and the Gaza Strip
Armistice
Belligerent Status
Biological Experiments
Biological Weapons
Blockade as Act of War
Bosnia
The Yugoslav War Crimes Tribunal
Bullets [see Weapons]
Cambodia
Carpet or Area Bombing
Cease-fire [see Armistice]
Chechnya
Chemical Weapons
Child Soldiers
Children as Killers
Civil Patrols
Civil War
Civilian Immunity
Civilians, Illegal Targeting of
Cluster Bombs [see Weapons]
Collateral Damage
Collective Punishment
Colombia
Combatant Status
Command Responsibility
Compelling Military Service
Concentration Camps
Congo, Democratic Republic of
Courts and Tribunals
Crimes against Humanity
Crimes against Peace
Cultural Property and Historical Monuments
Customary Law
Customary Law: The ICRC Study
Dangerous Forces: Dams, Dikes, and Nuclear Stations
Darfur
Dead and Wounded
Death Squads
Deportation
Detention and Interrogation
Disappearances
Distinction, Priniciple of [see Civilian Immunity]
Due Process
Due Process Rights
Environmental Warfare
Kuwaiti Oil Wells
Ethnic Cleansing
Evacuation of Civilians from the Battlefield
Executions, Extrajudicial
The Camera as Witness
Extermination of Civilian Population [see Crimes against Humanity and Genocide]
Food Convoys [see Humanitarian Aid, Blocking of]
Forced Labor
Free Fire Zones
Gases [see Chemical Weapons and Poisonous Weapons]
Genocide
Gray Areas in International Humanitarian Law
Guantanamo
Guerrillas
Gulf War
Health Care System
Hors de Combat
Hospitals
Hostages
Humanitarian Aid, Blocking of
Humanitarian Intervention
Identification
Immunity from Attack
Incitement to Genocide
Indiscriminate Attack
Types of Indiscriminate Attack
Internal Displacement
International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
International Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commission
International vs. Internal Armed Conflict
Common Article 3
Iran-Iraq War
Iraq
Irregulars
Journalists, Protection of
Journalists in Peril
Judicial Proceedings [see Due Process]
Jurisdiction, Universal
Jus ad Bellum/Jus in Bello
Just and Unjust War
Labor Camps [see Concentration Camps and Forced Labor)
Legitimate Military Targets
Levee en Masse
Limited War
Mass Graves
Medical Experiments on POWs
Medical Transports
Medical Personnel
Medico-Legal Investigations Of War Crimes
Mercenaries
Military Necessity
Military Objectives
Mines
Murder of Civilians [sea Willful Killing]
Nuclear Weapons
Occupation
Paramilitaries
Parlementaires
Partisans [see Civil Patrols]
Perfidy and Treachery
Persecutions on Political, Racial, or Religious Grounds
Pillage
Poisonous Weapons
Prisoners of War
Prisoners of War, Non-Repatriation of
Private Military Firms
Property, Civilian, Destruction of
Proportionality, Principle of
Protected Persons
Quarter, Giving No
Rape [see Sexual Violence]
Red Cross/Red Crescent Emblem
Refoulement
Refugees, Rights of
Reprisal
Reprisal Killings
Resistance Fighters [see Guerrillas]
Rwanda
Safety Zones
Sanctions
Sexual Violence
Sexual Violence: Enslavement
Sexual Violence: Systematic Rape
Shields
Sick and Wounded
Siege
Slavery
Soldiers, Rights Of
Starvation
Terrorism
Torture
Total War
Training in International Humanitarian Law
Transfer of Civilians
Undefended Towns
United Nations and the Geneva Conventions
Unlawful Combatants [see Combatant Status]
Unlawful Confinement
Victims, Rights of
Wanton Destruction
War Crimes, Categories of
Water Supplies and Works, Destruction Of
Weapons
Willful Killing
Willfulness
Afterword
Note on the Law and Legal Terms
Major International Humanitarian Law
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