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Oxford Commentaries on International Law

The 1949 Geneva Conventions

A Commentary

Marco (Professor of International Law, Professor of International Law, University of Geneva) Sassoli & Paola (Director, Director, Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights) Gaeta & Andrew (Professor of Public International Law and Director, Professor of Public International Law and Director, Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights) Clapham

The 1949 Geneva Conventions

Oxford Commentaries on International Law

The 1949 Geneva Conventions

A Commentary

Oxford Commentaries on International Law: The 1949 Geneva Conventions

 

This Oxford Commentary is the first book in fifty years to provide a detailed commentary on the four 1949 Gevena Conventions, the building blocks of international humanitarian law. It takes a thematic approach to take account of the changes in international law since 1949, in particular the growth of international criminal and human rights law.


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Beschrijving Oxford Commentaries on International Law: The 1949 Geneva Conventions

The four Geneva Conventions, adopted in 1949, remain the fundamental basis of contemporary international humanitarian law. They protect the wounded and sick on the battlefield, those wounded, sick or shipwrecked at sea, prisoners of war, and civilians in time of war. However, since they were adopted warfare has changed considerably. In this groundbreaking commentary over sixty international law experts investigate the application of the Geneva Conventions and explain
how they should be interpreted today. It places the Conventions in the light of the developing obligations imposed by international law on states, armed groups, and individuals, most notably through international human rights law and international criminal law.

The context in which the Conventions are to be applied and interpreted has changed considerably since they were first written. The borderline between international and non-international armed conflicts is not as clear-cut as was once thought, and is complicated further by the use of armed force mandated by the United Nations and the complex mixed and transnational nature of certain non-international armed conflicts. The influence of other developing branches of international law, such as human
rights law and refugee law has been considerable. The development of international criminal law has breathed new life into multiple provisions of the Geneva Conventions. This commentary adopts a thematic approach to provide detailed analysis of each key issue dealt with by the Conventions, taking
into account both judicial decisions and state practice. Cross-cutting chapters on issues such as transnational conflicts and the geographical scope of the Conventions also give readers a full understanding of the meaning of the Geneva Conventions in their contemporary context. Prepared under the auspices of the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, this commentary on four of the most important treaties in international law is unmissable for anyone working in or
studying situations of armed conflicts.


ISBN
9780199675449
Pagina's
1754
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Oxford Commentaries on International Law
NUR
820
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1
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Hardback
Taal
Engels
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OUP Oxford

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