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Geneva Conventions under Assault

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ISBN-10: 0745329136

ISBN-13: 9780745329130

Edition: 2009

Authors: Sarah Perrigo, Jim Whitman

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This book examines recent high-profile cases of repeated and open abuse of the Conventions. The contributors explore why these and related violations of international humanitarian law cannot be viewed as anomalies, but must be regarded as part of a pattern which is set to undermine the Geneva Conventions as a whole. The contributors argue that an international system in which there is diminishing legal restraint on the use of force means that the world will become less secure and more volatile, even for those in the most powerful countries. Individuals everywhere face the prospect of a horrifying vulnerability. This is the first scholarly yet accessible work to consider the meanings of outrages such as the normalisation of torture, as well as the worrying new normative, technical and tactical developments that challenge the purpose and standing of the Geneva Conventions
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Book details

List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Pluto Press
Publication date: 2/2/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Preface
Abbreviations and Acronyms
The Geneva Conventions and the Normative Tenor of International Relations
The History and Status of the Geneva Conventions
The Principle of Proportionality in the Law of Armed Conflict
Civilian Protection – What's Left of the Norm?
The Protection of Detainees in International Humanitarian Law
Non-Lethal Weapons: A Rose by any Other Name
From 'Total War' to 'Total Operations' – Contemporary Doctrine and Adherence to IHL
The Paradox of Value Discourses
Freeing Force from Legal Constraint
Undermining International Humanitarian Law and the Politics of Liberal Democracies
About the Contributors
Index