This clear and concise textbook provides an accessible and up-to-date examination of international humanitarian law. With the aid of detailed examples, extracts from relevant cases, and useful discussion questions, students are expertly guided through the text. A recommended reading list is included in every chapter to support deeper engagement with the material. Emerging trends in theory and practice are also explored, allowing readers to build on their knowledge and grapple with some of the biggest challenges facing the law of armed conflict in the twenty-first century.
Emily Crawford is a lecturer and Director of the Sydney Centre for International Law (SCIL). She teaches international law and international humanitarian law, and has delivered lectures both locally and overseas on international humanitarian law issues, including the training of military personnel. Alison Pert lectures at the University of Sydney in international law, specialising in the use of force and international humanitarian law. She is a qualified barrister and has practised as a lawyer in government and the private sector in London, Papua New Guinea and Australia. She has represented Australia at international organisations including Unidroit and UNCITRAL, and in treaty negotiations.
1. Historical development of international humanitarian law; 2. The contemporary legal basis of international humanitarian law and its fundamental principles; 3. Types of armed conflicts; 4. Individual status in armed conflict - combatants, non-combatants, direct participation in hostilities and prisoners of war; 5. Protection of the wounded, sick, and shipwrecked; 6. The law of occupation and the protection of civilians; 7. Targeting; 8. Means and methods of warfare; 9. Implementation, enforcement and accountability.