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This concise reference work has been extensively revised and updated. It has been prepared with the assistance of the official Depositaries of the various international agreements and will be of use to statesmen and diplomats, lawyers, journalists and students of international relations.

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Documents on the Laws of War by Adam Roberts

The first edition of this book became a standard work in the field, and it has been extensively revised and updated for the second edition. It is prepared with assistance from the official Depositaries of the various international agreements, and is an essential reference book for statesmen and diplomats, lawyers, journalists, and students of international relations and law. From reviews of the first edition: `Roberts and Guelff rely on the documents to speak for themselves, and are right to do so. Their becoming generally available in this neat and usable form is an event of much importance for all who take a serious interest in humanitarian law and endeavour, and the limitation of men's violence towards men.' New Society This book is intended for all international lawyers, students and teachers of international relations, peace studies, and politics. Military advisers and personnel, diplomats, and Red Cross officials.

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Documents on the Laws of War Reviews


Praise for the first edition: "It is not just in places where public international law is taught that this volume of documents is going to be useful. With the rising of the current tide of interest and concern about the shape armaments and militarism are giving to our collective future and about the
likely chatacter of its warfare, rises also an Pnxious public interest in the potential value of legal prohibitions and restraints in war....Roberts and Guelff rely on the documents to speak for themselves, and are right to do so. Their becoming generally available in this neat and usable form is an
event of much importance for all who take a serious interest in humanitarian law and endeavour, and the limitation of men's violence towards men."--New Society
"Not a single textual inaccuracy....Editorial judgements are consistently sound....The selection of documents is impeccable."--Survival
"Indispensable to practitioners and students alike....We are much indebted to the patient and scholarly labours of the two editors."--International Affairs


Praise for the first edition: "It is not just in places where public international law is taught that this volume of documents is going to be useful. With the rising of the current tide of interest and concern about the shape armaments and militarism are giving to our collective future and about the
likely chatacter of its warfare, rises also an Pnxious public interest in the potential value of legal prohibitions and restraints in war....Roberts and Guelff rely on the documents to speak for themselves, and are right to do so. Their becoming generally available in this neat and usable form is an
event of much importance for all who take a serious interest in humanitarian law and endeavour, and the limitation of men's violence towards men."--New Society
"Not a single textual inaccuracy....Editorial judgements are consistently sound....The selection of documents is impeccable."--Survival
"Indispensable to practitioners and students alike....We are much indebted to the patient and scholarly labours of the two editors."--International Affairs

Praise for the first edition: "It is not just in places where public international law is taught that this volume of documents is going to be useful. With the rising of the current tide of interest and concern about the shape armaments and militarism are giving to our collective future and about the likely chatacter of its warfare, rises also an Pnxious public interest in the potential value of legal prohibitions and restraints in war....Roberts and Guelff rely on the documents to speak for themselves, and are right to do so. Their becoming generally available in this neat and usable form is an event of much importance for all who take a serious interest in humanitarian law and endeavour, and the limitation of men's violence towards men."--New Society
"Not a single textual inaccuracy....Editorial judgements are consistently sound....The selection of documents is impeccable."--Survival
"Indispensable to practitioners and students alike....We are much indebted to the patient and scholarly labours of the two editors."--International Affairs


Praise for the first edition: "It is not just in places where public international law is taught that this volume of documents is going to be useful. With the rising of the current tide of interest and concern about the shape armaments and militarism are giving to our collective future and about the likely chatacter of its warfare, rises also an Pnxious public interest in the potential value of legal prohibitions and restraints in war....Roberts and Guelff rely on the documents to speak for themselves, and are right to do so. Their becoming generally available in this neat and usable form is an event of much importance for all who take a serious interest in humanitarian law and endeavour, and the limitation of men's violence towards men."--New Society
"Not a single textual inaccuracy....Editorial judgements are consistently sound....The selection of documents is impeccable."--Survival
"Indispensable to practitioners and students alike....We are much indebted to the patient an

Praise for the first edition "It is not just in places where public international law is taught that this volume of documents is going to be useful. With the rising of the current tide of interest and concern about the shape armaments and militarism are giving to our collective future and about the likely chatacter of its warfare, rises also an Pnxious public interest in the potential value of legal prohibitions and restraints in war....Roberts and Guelff rely on the documents to speak for themselves, and are right to do so. Their becoming generally available in this neat and usable form is an event of much importance for all who take a serious interest in humanitarian law and endeavour, and the limitation of men's violence towards men."--New Society


"Not a single textual inaccuracy....Editorial judgements are consistently sound....The selection of documents is impeccable."--Survival


"Indispensable to practitioners and students alike....We are much indebted to the patient and scholarly labours of the two editors."--International Affairs


Table of Contents


1856 Paris Declaration respecting maritime law; 1868 St Petersburg declaration renouncing the use, in time of war, of explosive projectiles under 400 grammes weight; 1899 Hague Declaration II concerning asphyxiating gases; 1899 Hague Declaration III concerning expanding bullets; 1907 Hague Convention IV respecting the laws and customs of war on land; 1907 Hague Convention V respecting the rights and duties of neutral powers and persons in case of war on land; 1907 Hague Convention VI relating to the status of enemy merchant ships at the outbreak of hostility; 1907 Hague Convention VII relating to the conversion of merchant ships into warships; 1907 Hague Convention VIII relative to the laying of automatic submarine contact mines; 1907 Hague Convention XI relative to certain restrictions with regard to the exercise of the right of capture in naval war; 1907 Hague Convention XIII concerning the rights and duties of neutral powers in naval war; 1923 Hague rules of aerial warfare; 1925 Geneva protocol for the prohibition of the use in war of asphyxiating, poisonous or other gases, and of bacteriological methods of warfare; 1936 London proces-verbal relating to the rules of submarine warfare set forth in part IV of the Treaty of London of 22nd April 1930; 1946 judgement of the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg - extracts on crimes against international law; 1948 United Nations convention on the prevention and punishment of the crime of genocide; 1949 Geneva Convention I for the amelioration of the condition of the wounded and sick in armed forces in the field; 1949 Geneva Convention II for the amelioration of the condition of wounded, sick and shipwrecked members of armed forces at sea; 1949 Geneva Convention III relative to the treatment of prisoners of war; 1949 Geneva Convention IV relative to the protection of civilian persons in time of war; 1954 Hague protocol for the protection of cultural property in the event of armed conflict; 1971 Zagreb Resolution of the Institute of International Law on conditions of application of humanitarian rules of armed conflict to hostilities in which United Nations forces may be engaged; 1977 United Nations Convention on the prohibition of military or any other hostile use of environmental modification techniques; 1977 Geneva Protocol I and II additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12th August 1949, and relating to the protection of victims of non-international armed conflicts; 1978 Red Cross fundamental rules of international humanitarian law applicable in armed conflicts; 1981 United Nations Convention on prohibitions or restrictions on the use of certain conventional weapons which may be deemed to be excessively injurious or to have indiscriminate effects. Appendix: emblems and signs.

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GOR005763262
Documents on the Laws of War by Adam Roberts
Adam Roberts
Used - Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
1989-09-01
522
0198256574
9780198256571
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