This fully revised fourth edition of Constraints on the Waging of War considers the development of the principal rules of international humanitarian law from their origins to the present day. Of particular focus are the rules governing weapons and the legal instruments through which respect for the law can be enforced. Combining theory and actual practice, this book appeals to specialists as well as to students turning to the subject for the first time.
Frits Kalshoven is Professor Emeritus of Public International Law and of International Humanitarian Law at Leiden University. In 2003, he was awarded the Henry Dunant Medal of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement for his continued effort to improve the knowledge of and respect for the law of war. Liesbeth Zegveld is a partner at Boehler Advocaten, Amsterdam, where she specialises in legal remedies for war victims. Since September 2006 she has also been Professor of International Humanitarian Law at Leiden University, focusing in particular on the rights of women and children during armed conflict.
1. Introduction; 2. The main currents: the Hague, Geneva, New York; 3. The law before the Protocols of 1977; 4. The Protocols of 1977; 5. Post-1977 developments; 6. Conclusion.