Documents on the Laws of War
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DescriptionThis new edition of the popular and authoritative text on the laws of war has been revised and completely updated to take account of the many diplomatic, legal and military developments of the last ten years. Conflicts in the Gulf, Yugoslavia and Rwanda in the 1990s have ensured that the laws of war remain a topic of considerable international relevance.
- Eagerly awaited complete revision of a work which has become the essential reference source on international humanitarian law
- The only up to date, comprehensive guide to the subject
- New introduction setting the law in its historical context, explaining its application to states and individuals, and discussing its relevance in contemporary conflicts
- Each document is preceded by a prefatory note outlining its adoption, interpretation, and implementation
- Each treaty is followed by lists of all states parties, plus any reservations and declarations
- Compiled with the assistance of the official depositaries of the various international agreements
"Masterly...The third edition of Roberts and Guelff's Documents on the Laws of War is an essential and invaluable working tool for all those who are interested in international humanitarian law."--International Review of the Red Cross, Geneva.
"An indispensable tool for any international lawyer."--Professor Antonio Cassese, President of the Yugoslav War Crimes Tribunal, The Hague
" ... an invaluable resource for all practitioners and scholars of international law. The publication of the third edition could not have been more timely."-- Professor Christopher Greenwood, London School of Economics
"Indispensable to practitioners and students alike ... We are much indebted to the patient and scholarly labours of the two editors."-- International Affairs
"Editorial judgements are consistently sound ... The selection of documents is impeccable."--Survival
About the Author(s)
Professor Sir Adam Roberts is President of the British Academy and Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Politics and International Relations at Oxford University, and Emeritus Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford University. His main academic interests are in the fields of international security, international organizations, and international law (including the laws of war). He has also worked extensively on the role of civil resistance against dictatorial regimes and foreign rule, and on the history of thought about international relations. Professor Robert's is the co-editor of Civil Resistance and Power Politics (OUP 2008) and Hugo Grotius and International Relations (OUP 1992).
Richard Guelff is a member of the District of Columbia Bar with an international law practice in London and counsel to a law firm in Geneva.