NewsNewly published in the “Law books of the Academy” series (Centre for Studies and Research of the Hague Academy of International Law) :
"Rules and Institutions of International Humanitarian Law Put to the Test of Recent Armed Conflicts"
Edited by Michael J. Matheson and Djamchid Momtaz
2010 - 1 032 pages
Format 145 x 230 mm
€ 282.00 / US$ 420.00
This volume is the product of the Centre for Studies and Research of the Hague Academy of International Law for 2007. A total of 23 young academics and practitioners from 16 countries participated in the Centre's summer session, and all contributed to a very valuable scholarly exploration and exchange of views on a vital topic. The volume consists of the introductory reports of the two Directors of Studies, together with contributions by 13 of the Centre participants that were deemed to be particularly worthy of publication, an extensive bibliography and a general index. The topic for 2007 was "Rules and Institutions of International Humanitarian Law Put to the Test of Recent Armed Conflicts". It reflects the fact that international humanitarian law has gone through a period of considerable expansion and development in the past two decades, including the conclusion of several new international humanitarian law conventions and codes of offences, the creation of a number of criminal tribunals to prosecute international humanitarian law violations, and the effort by the ICRC to produce a comprehensive elaboration of customary law in the field. But the topic also reflects the fact that this body of law has been seriously tested by the armed conflicts of recent years, which have often been vast in scope, long in duration and severe in their human consequences. These conflicts have challenged both the norms themselves and the new institutions that have been created to enforce them.
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