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The 1949 Geneva Conventions

Andrew Clapham

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Neuware - The four Geneva Conventions, adopted in 1949, remain the fundamental basis of contemporary international humanitarian law. They protect the wounded and sick on the battlefield, those wounded, sick or shipwrecked at sea, prisoners of war, and civilians in time of war. However, since they were adopted warfare has changed considerably. In this groundbreaking commentary over sixty international law experts investigate the application of the Geneva Conventions and explain how they should be interpreted today. It places the Conventions in the light of the developing obligations imposed by international law on states, armed groups, and individuals, most notably through international human rights law and international criminal law. The context in which the Conventions are to be applied and interpreted has changed considerably since they were first written. The borderline between international and non-international armed conflicts is not as clear-cut as was once thought, and is complicated further by the use of armed force mandated by the United Nations and the complex mixed and transnational nature of certain non-international armed conflicts. The influence of other developing branches of international law, such as human rights law and refugee law has been considerable. The development of international criminal law has breathed new life into multiple provisions of the Geneva Conventions. This commentary adopts a thematic approach to provide detailed analysis of each key issue dealt with by the Conventions, taking into account both judicial decisions and state practice. Cross-cutting chapters on issues such as transnational conflicts and the geographical scope of the Conventions also give readers a full understanding of the meaning of the Geneva Conventions in their contemporary context. Prepared under the auspices of the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, this commentary on four of the most important treaties in international law is unmissable for anyone working in or studying situations of armed conflicts. 1649 pp. Englisch. Bookseller Inventory # 9780199675449

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Title: The 1949 Geneva Conventions

Publisher: Oxford University Press Okt 2015

Publication Date: 2015

Binding: Buch

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The four Geneva Conventions, created in 1949, remain the fundamental basis of contemporary international humanitarian law. They protect the wounded on the battlefield, those wounded or shipwrecked at sea, the treatment of prisoners of war, and civilians in a war zone. However, since they were adopted warfare has changed considerably. In this groundbreaking commentary over sixty experts from multiple disciplines within international law investigate how the Geneva Conventions are applied today. It places the Conventions in the light of the developing obligations imposed by international law on states and individuals, most notably through international human rights law and international criminal law.

The context in which the Conventions are applied and interpreted has changed considerably since they were first written. The borderline between international and non-international armed conflicts is not as clear-cut as was once thought, and is complicated further by the use of armed force mandated by the United Nations and the complex nature of certain internal armed conflicts. The influence of other developing branches of international law, such as human rights law and refugee law has been considerable. The development of international criminal law has breathed new life into multiple provisions of the Geneva Conventions. This commentary adopts a thematic approach to provide detailed analysis of each key article, taking into account both judicial decisions and state practice. Cross-cutting chapters on issues such as transnational conflicts and the geographical scope of the Conventions also give readers a full understanding of the impact of the Geneva Conventions in their contemporary context. This commentary on four of the most important treaties in international law is unmissable for anyone working in or studying situations of armed conflicts.

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Edited by Andrew Clapham, Professor of International Law and Director, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Paola Gaeta, Professor of International Law, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and the University of Geneva, and Marco Sassòli, Professor of International Law, and Director of the Department of International Law and International Organization, University of Geneva

Andrew Clapham is Professor of Public International Law at the Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva. Before he joined the GIIS in 1997, he was the Representative of Amnesty International to the United Nations in New York. His current research relates to the role of non-state actors in international law and related questions in human rights and humanitarian law. Andrew Clapham was the Director of the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights from 2006 until 2014. His publications include The Oxford Handbook of International Law in Armed Conflict (co-edited with Paola Gaeta) (OUP 2014), Human Rights: A Very Short Introduction (2007), Human Rights Obligations of Non-State Actors (2006), and International Human Rights Lexicon (2005), with Susan Marks. He is an academic associate member of Matrix Chambers in London.

Paola Gaeta (PhD in Law, European University Institute, 1997) was Assistant Professor (1998), Associate Professor (2001) and then Tenured Professor (2001-2010) of Public International Law at the University of Florence. She is currently Tenured Professor of International Criminal Law at the Law Faculty of the University of Geneva and Adjunct Professor of International Criminal Law at the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies. From 2007 until 2014, she was the Director of the LL.M. Programme in International Humanitarian Law of the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights and from 2011 until 2014 Director of the Academy itself. She is a Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of International Criminal Justice and of the Editorial Board of the European Journal of International Law. Her publications include The Oxford Handbook of International Law in Armed Conflict (co-edited with Andrew Clapham) (OUP 2014).

Marco Sassòli (PhD in Law, Basel, 1989) is Professor of International Law and Director of the Department of International Law and International Organization at the University of Geneva. From 2001-2003, Marco Sassòli was Professor of International Law at the Université du Québec à Montreal, Canada, where he remains Associate Professor. He is member of the International Commission of Jurists. He has worked from 1985-1997 for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) at the headquarters, inter alia as Deputy Head of its Legal Division, and in conflict areas, in particular the Middle East and the Balkans. He has also served as registrar at the Swiss Supreme Court, and from 2004-2013 as chair of the board of Geneva Call, an NGO engaging non-state armed actors to respect humanitarian rules.

Contributors:
Payam Akhavan - McGill University
Yutaka Arai-Takahashi - University of Kent
Pierre dArgent - University of Louvain
Annyssa Bellal - National University of Ireland
Paolo Benvenuti - University Roma Tre
Michael Bothe - J.W. Goethe University
Théo Boutruche - Independent Consultant
Antoine A. Bouvier - International Committee of the Red Cross
Stuart Casey-Maslen - International Lawyer
Vincent Chetail - Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
François Crépeau - McGill University
Shane Darcy - National University of Ireland
Jérôme De Hemptinne - Special Tribunal for Lebanon
Giovanni Distefano - University of Neuchâtel
Louise Doswald-Beck - Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
Daniela Gavshon - Public Interest Advocacy Centre
Robin Geiß - University of Glasgow
Gilles Giacca - International Committee of the Red Cross
Rotem Giladi - Hebrew University
Anne-Laurence Graf-Brugère - University of Fribourg
Julia Grignon - Laval University
Tom Haeck - International Lawyer
Steven Haines - University of Greenwich
Bethany Hastie - McGill University
Iris van der Heijden - Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights
Hans-Joachim Heintze - Ruhr-University
Etienne Henry - University of Neuchâtel
Annie Hylton - International Human Rights Lawyer
Lucrezia Iapichino - University of Bologna
Ralph Janik - University of Vienna
Jann K. Kleffner - Swedish Defence University
Sarah Knuckey - Columbia Law School
Robert Kolb - University of Geneva
Flavia Lattanzi - LUISS University
Charlotte Lülf - Ruhr-University
Robert J. McGuire - Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
Frédéric Mégret - McGill University
Elzbieta Mikos-Skuza - University of Warsaw
Marko Milanovic - University of Nottingham School of Law
Lindsay Moir - University of Hull
Nishat Nishat - University of Geneva
Manfred Nowak - University of Vienna
Keiichiro Okimoto - Office of Legal Affairs, Secretariat of the United Nations.
Laura M. Olson - US Department of Homeland Security's Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
Bruce Oswald - Melbourne Law School
Anna Petrig - University of Basel
Noëlle Quénivet - University of the West of England
Steven Ratner - University of Michigan
Gabor Rona - Cardozo Law School
Natalino Ronzitti - LUISS University
Indira Rosenthal - Independent Consultant
Peter Rowe - University of Lancaster
Elizabeth Salmon - Pontifical Catholic University
Silvia Sanna - University of Sassari
Yves Sandoz - University of Fribourg
Katja Schöberl - German Red Cross
Patricia V. Sellers - Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court
Sandesh Sivakumaran - University of Nottingham
Heike Spieker - German Red Cross
Christian Tomuschat - Humboldt University Berlin
Marie-Louise Tougas - International Committee of the Red Cross
David Tuck - Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights
Anicée Van Engeland - University of London
Gabriella Venturini - University of Milan
Luisa Vierucci - University of Florence
Sean Watts - Creighton University
Stefan Wehrenberg - Blum & Grob Attorneys at Law Ltd.
Sharon Weill - Sciences-Po and Paris II Universities
Andreas R. Ziegler - University of Lausanne

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