Humanitarian Law


D. de Ruiter
Pages: 491 pages
Shipping Weight: 950 gram
Published: 02-2011
Publisher: WLP
Language: US
ISBN (softcover) : 9789058870766

Product Description

The book Humanitarian Law: Selected Documents, places Humanitarian Law in the framework of  International Law. International Humanitarian Law is the law of armed conflict, or law of war and the effects they have. The introduction distinguishes Humanitarian Law from human rights law. Moreover, the introduction describes the history of Humanitarian Law.      Already in ancient times there were rules which imposed restrictions on the conduct of war, the means of warfare, and their application. Those rules developed from 1728 BC, during the Middle Ages into the 19th century and now on. The book contains the most important treaties and instruments of international Humanitarian Law from 19th century to the present. The 1949 Geneva Conventions (with annexes), the Protocols additional to the Geneva Conventions (1977 and 2005) and, the Hague Conventions from 1907 are added completely. Even though those treaties are the main treaties with regard to International Humanitarian Law, there are many more instruments protecting the vulnerable against the effects of armed conflict. A selection of those documents is also appended. The selected material is relevant to anyone working in the field of international humanitarian law and serves as a valuable tool for students studying international humanitarian law and human rights.