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How Does Law Protect in War ? Cases, Documents and Teaching Materials on Contemporary Practice in International Humanitarian Law

31-12-1999 Article, International Review of the Red Cross, No. 836

How Does Law Protect in War ? is the first publication to provide university teaching staff, practitioners of all kinds and students with the most updated and comprehensive selection of documents on international humanitarian law. Its main purpose is to show that international humanitarian law is relevant in contemporary practice and that its provisions contain answers to the humanitarian problems of modern armed conflicts.

Part I outlines the various issues arising under international humanitarian law.

Part II reproduces 193 cases. Each case includes extracts from judgments by national or international tribunals, resolutions of the Security Council, media reports, or documents published by the ICRC or NGOs.

Part III outlines curricula for university staff willing to set up a special course on international humanitarian law or to incorporate it as part of another course.


 by Marco Sassòli and Antoine A. Bouvier, International Committee of the Red Cross, Geneva, 1999, 1493 pages, 70 Swiss Francs (USD 45), ref. 0739