The book looks at practically applying the law of armed conflicts to the ongoing situation in Turkey and Northern Iraq. The application of the law in this region will also mean addressing larger questions in international law, global politics and conflict resolution including belligerency in international law, whether the 'law on terror' has resulted in changes to the law of armed conflict and terrorism and conflict resolution. The book goes on to consider conflict resolution in the region, offering a comparative analysis of the situation in Northern Ireland, and suggesting possible political solutions to bring the conflict to an end. This book is the first study into the legislative and humanitarian side of the conflict and will offer a scholarly exploration of a debate that is often politically and emotionally highly charged.
Author: M.N. Schmitt
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2011-08-05
The world's only annual publication devoted to the study of the laws of armed conflict, the Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law provides a truly international forum for high-quality, peer-reviewed academic articles focusing on this highly topical branch of international law. Ease of use of the Yearbook is guaranteed by the inclusion of a detailed index. Distinguished by its topicality and contemporary relevance, the Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law bridges the gap between theory and practice and serves as a useful reference tool for scholars, practitioners, military personnel, civil servants, diplomats, human rights workers and students.
Author: Marco Odello
Release Date: 2012-08-15
This book includes a set of studies and reflections that have emerged since the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. Encompassing a number of human rights, such as the right to environmental protection, the right to humanitarian aid, and the right to democratic governance, this collection focuses on issues and areas that were not originally mentioned or foreseen in the Declaration but that have since developed into salient topics. These developing rights are considered in the light of contemporary national and international law, as well as against the wider picture and the contexts in which human rights may have effect. Moreover, the topics covered take in a wide range of research fields, including law, politics and criminology. Emerging Areas of Human Rights in the 21st Century is aimed primarily at undergraduate and postgraduate students, and scholars interested in international law, human rights and politics.
Author: Michael Gunter
Release Date: 2014-11-15
Genre: Political Science
In mid-2012 the previously almost forgotten Syrian Kurds suddenly emerged as a potential game-changer in the country's civil war when in an attempt to consolidate its increasingly desperate position the Assad government abruptly withdrew its troops from the major Kurdish areas in Syria. The Kurds in Syria had suddenly won autonomy, a situation that has huge implications for neighboring Turkey and the near independent Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in Iraq. Indeed, their precipitous rise may prove a tipping-point that alters the boundaries imposed on the Middle East by the Sykes-Picot Agreement of 1916. These important events and what they portend for the future are scrutinized by the renowned scholar of the Kurds Michael Gunter. He also analyses the sudden rise of Salih Muslim and his Democratic Union Party (PYD) - which was created by the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and remains affiliated to it - and the extremely complex and deadly fighting between factions of the Syrian Opposition affiliated with al-Qaeda such as the Jabhat al-Nusra jihadists and the PYD, among others.
Author: Susan Carolyn Breau
Publisher: British Inst of International & Comparative
Release Date: 2006
This collection of essays comes as the first British Institute of International and Comparative Law publication in the field of international humanitarian law in over a dozen years. This new book explores the important and topical subject of 21st century conflict and the implications for international humanitarian law. The areas covered include in-depth analysis of topical issues such as terrorism and complex security situations, legal fault-lines, contemporary warfare, post-conflict management, and in problems relative to occupation, interrelations between humanitarian law, and human rights. A special section is dedicated to the creation and role of the Iraqi Special Tribunal.
Author: Ilias Bantekas
Publisher: Juris Publishing, Inc.
Release Date: 2002
Hardcover. Bibliography. Index. This book is a detailed treatise on the forms of criminal responsibility arising from violations of international humanitarian law. It examines the evolution of personal responsibility and its contemporary application to war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide, and traces the origin and development of such concepts as direct participation, ordering, complicity and inciting. It provides a detailed overview of the law of superior responsibility, and ascertains the nature of internal armed conflicts, the liability therein and the application of humanitarian law in such conflicts.By concentrating in a single volume the criminal aspects of humanitarian law from an immense variety of legal material - including extensive analysis of the jurisprudence of the International Criminal Tribunals for Yugoslavia and Rwanda and the International Criminal Court - this book is essential for postgraduates and academics studying International Humanitarian Law and practitioners of International Law. The International Committee of the Red Cross awarded the 2000 Paul Reuter Prize it.
Author: Heike Montag
Publisher: BWV Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag
Release Date: 2017-01-18
Der Sicherheitsrat der VN nimmt sich der Friedenskonsolidierung an, um den Rückfall in einen Konfl ikt zu verhindern, d. h. er fördert Frieden im Sinne eines positiven Friedensbegriffs. Aus rechtlicher Perspektive ist zu klären, ob allein moralische Verpflichtungen und politischer Wille zu dieser Verantwortungsübernahme führen oder ob sich die Tendenz einer entsprechenden Rechtspflicht herauskristallisiert. Die Arbeit befasst sich mit der Frage, ob es dem Sicherheitsrat und den VN-Mitgliedstaaten erlaubt ist, die Bitte der Regierung eines betroffenen Staates um Hilfe bei der Friedenskonsolidierung in einer Situation abzulehnen, in der der Sicherheitsrat zuvor ein militärisches Engagement nach Kapitel VII VN-Charta erlaubt hat. Zunächst wird der Hintergrund der Friedenskonsolidierung der VN erörtert und der Handlungsrahmen des Sicherheitsrates und der Mitgliedstaaten innerhalb des Sicherheitsrates skizziert. Anschließend werden die Berechtigung zur Erteilung eines friedenskonsolidierenden Mandates sowie die Verpflichtung dazu behandelt. Abschließend folgen das die Kernfrage der Arbeit verneinende Ergebnis der Untersuchung und ein Ausblick.
Author: Kimberly A. Maynard
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Developing countries
Employing a combination of extensive personal experience in Africa, former Soviet Union, Asia and Europe, and field research, interviews and in-depth literature review, this study offers a multi-level analysis of complex emergencies. The unprecedented number of civilians exposed to violence in today's crises has exceeded the bounds of conventional humanitarian assistance in the demands for greater understanding of community level consequences, and for psychological, social and political solutions. In the interdependent post Cold War world, the international community is equivocal about how to respond to this increasing number of internecine conflicts. Using case studies such as Rwanda, Tajikistan, Somalia, Afghanistan, Georgia, Liberia, and Bosnia, this study critiques conventional notions of conflict, disaster and aid, and offers new perspectives in light of today's conditions.
Aus Anlass des 60sten Jahrestages der Genfer Konventionen wird aus verschiedenen Blickwinkeln in dem Sammelband die Frage untersucht, ob diese Normen noch auf heutige Konflikte anwendbar sind und in wieweit sie einer Weiterentwicklung bedürfen. So wird am Beispiel des Irak hinterfragt, ob das klassische Recht der Okkupation noch anwendbar ist, ob es sich beim Kampf gegen den Terrorismus um einen Krieg handelt und welches Verhältnis zwischen dem Menschenrechtsschutz und dem humanitären Völkerrecht besteht.