Forthcoming book

Oxford Handbook of the Use of Force in International Law

A few weeks ago, Oxford University Press published The Oxford Handbook of the Use of Force in International Law (edited by Cambridge’s Marc Weller, and Jake William Rylatt and Alexia Solomou), which is now starting to arrive at university libraries. These last few years, there has been a real proliferation of “handbooks” on the various …

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ICRC’s “How Does Law Protect in War?” available online

The ICRC reports that its core publication on teaching international humanitarian law (IHL), How Does Law Protect in War? Cases, Documents and Teaching Materials on Contemporary Practice in International Humanitarian Law (by Marco Sassòli, Antoine A. Bouvier and Anne Quintin) is now available (for free) online, providing academics, researchers and students with a wealth of …

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Journal on the Use of Force and International Law: Call for article submissions

On behalf of the editors of the recently established Journal on the Use of Force and International Law (JUFIL), please find below a call for papers. The JUFIL is a new peer-reviewed journal covering all aspects of the law governing the use of force (jus ad bellum), as distinct from other areas of international law …

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The Oxford Handbook of International Law in Armed Conflict

On 13th March 2014, the Oxford University Press brought out The Oxford Handbook of International Law in Armed Conflict. The book brings together writings from a wealth of experts and stretches to a massive 1,000 pages. Edited by Andrew Clapham and Paola Gaeta, its aim is to:- Provide an authoritative overview of key topics related …

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The end of non-international armed conflicts and the application of IHL

The past few weeks, several ceasefire and peace agreements were concluded in a number of non-international armed conflict situations: in South-Sudan, the Philippines and Myanmar. However, as is often the case when there are peace talks or even peace agreements in a country, the fighting between the opposing sides does not (immediately) cease. In South-Sudan, the …

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The Universal Declaration of Human Rights: The Travaux Préparatoires

The 3-volume travaux préparatoires to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is now available. Edited by William Schabas, this collection of United Nations documents was designed to facilitate research into the meaning, and scope, of the UDHR’s provisions. The collection orders the documents chronologically and employs thematic indexing to assist research into the origins of specific rights and norms. It permits an …

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Research Handbook on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

    A new research handbook on international humanitarian law and international human rights law is coming out this month by Edward Elgar Publishing. Edited by Robert Kolb and Gloria Gaggioli, the handbook aims to address the theory and practice of the relationship between the two bodies of law in times of armed conflict. Contributors …

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Draft Cyber Warfare manual online

Over the past couple of years, a group of esteemed military and humanitarian law experts (assisted by cyber/technical experts) has convened to draft the Tallinn Manual on the International Law applicable to Cyber Warfare. The Manual will be published in print by Cambridge University Press, but a draft is already available online via de Stockton …

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The Law of Non-International Armed Conflict by Sandesh Sivakumaran

On 9th August 2012, Oxford University Press brought out Sandesh Sivakumaran’s book on the Law of Non-International Armed Conflict. Stretching to a massive 696 pages, the book promises to:- (1) Make sense of the rules and principles applicable to non-international armed conflict, the world’s most prevalent and deadly type of war; (2) Provide new insights on …

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