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International Review of the Red Cross: Contents 1997, nos. 316-321

31-12-1997 Article, International Review of the Red Cross, No. 321

 The Advisory Opinion of the International Court of Justice on the legality of nuclear weapons and international humanitarian law  

Foreword by Judge Géza Herczegh (no. 316, p.4)

Yves Sandoz, Advisory Opinion of the International Court of Justice on the legality of the threat or use of nuclear weapons (no. 316, p.6)

Luigi Condorelli, Nuclear weapons: a weighty matter for the International Court of Justice — Jura non novit curia? (no. 316, p.9)

Éric David, The Opinion of the International Court of Justice on the legality of the use of nuclear weapons (no. 316, p.21)

Louise Doswald-Beck, International humanitarian law and the Advisory Opinion of the International Court of Justice on the legality of the threat or use of nuclear weapons (no. 316, p.35)

Hisakazu Fujita, The Advisory Opinion of the International Court of Justice on the legality of nuclear weapons

(no. 316, p.56)

Christopher Greenwood, The Advisory Opinion on nuclear weapons and thecontribution of the International

Court to international humanitarian law (no. 316, p.65)

Timothy L.H. McCormack, A non liquet on nuclear weapons — The ICJ avoids the application of general principles of international humanitarian law (no.316, p.76)

Manfred Mohr, Advisory Opinion of the International Court of Justice on the lega lity of the use of nuclear weapons under international law — A few thoughts on its strengths and weaknesses (no. 316, p.92)

John H. McNeill†, The International Court of Justice Advisory Opinion in the Nuclear Weapons Cases — A first

appraisal (no. 316, p.103)

Rupert Ticehurst, The Martens Clause and the Laws of Armed Conflict (no. 317, p.125)

 The Convention on Bacteriological (Biological) Weapons: 25 years on  

Jozef Goldblat, The Biological Weapons Convention — An overview (no. 318, p.251)

Graham S. Pearson, The prohibition of biological weapons — Current activities and future prospects (no. 318, p.267)

Valentin A. Romanov, The humanitarian dimension of the Convention on “silent weapons” (no. 318, p.283)

Achilles Zaluar and Roque Monteleone-Neto, The 1972   Biological   Weapons Convention — A   view from the    

South (no. 318, p.295)

Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on their Destruction (1972) Statement of the ICRC at the Review Conference of

States Parties, Geneva, 25 November-6 December 1996 (no. 318, p.309)

 Dissemination: spreading knowledge of humanitarian rules  

Édith Baeriswyl, Teaching young people to respect human dignity — Contribution of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Mo vement (no.319, p.357)

Jean-Luc Chopard and Vincent Lusser, For whom do humanitarian organizations speak? — A few thoughts

about dissemination (no.319, p.373)

Édith Baeriswyl and Alain Aeschlimann, Reflections on a dissemination operation in Burundi Declaration for standards of humanitarian conduct: Appeal for a minimum of humanity in a situation of internal violence (no.319, p.385)

Norman Farrell, Dissemination in Bosnia and Herzegovina — Lessons learned (no.319, p.409)

Roland Bigler, Disseminating international humanitarian law in Colombia — Dissemination is everyone’s job: A

firsthand report by an ICRC delegate (no.319, p.421)

David Lloyd Roberts, Training the armed forces to respect international humanitarian law — The perspective of the ICRC Delegate to the Armed and Security Forces of South Asia (no.319, p.433)

Stéphane Hankins, Promoting international humanitarian law in higher education and universities in the countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States (no.319, p.447)

Giorgio Blais, The International   Institute of Humanitarian Law (San Remo) and its international military courses on the law of armed conflict (no.319, p.451)

 20th anniversary of the 1977 Additional Protocols  

Appeal by the International Committee of the Red Cross on the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Additional Protocols of 1977 (no.320, p.471)

Jean de Preux, The Protocols additional to the Geneva Conventions (no.320, p.473)

René Kosirnik, The 1977 Protocols: a landmark in the development of international humanitarian law (no.320, p.483)

The 1977 Additional Protocols: 20 years on (no.320, p.507)

George H. Aldrich, Comments on the Geneva Protocols (no.320, p.508)

Igor P. Blishchenko, Adoption of the 1977 Additional Protocols (no.320, p.509)

Yoram Dinstein, Comments on Protocol I (no.320, p.515)

Dieter Fleck, Growth of expertise as a result of treaty-making (no.320, p.520)

Konstantin Obradovic, The prohibition of reprisals in Protocol I: Greater protection for war victims (no.320, p.524)

Hans-Peter Gasser, Persuading States to accept humanitarian treaties (no.320, p.529)

Sergio Moratiel Villa, The philosophy of international law: Suárez, Grotius and epigones (no.320, p.539)

Robert Kolb, Origin of the twin terms jus ad bellum/jus in bello (no.320, p.553)

 International criminal jurisdiction and international humanitarian law: the Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and for Rwanda  

Foreword by Judge Antonio Cassese, former President of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugo- slavia (no.321, p.601)

Foreword by Judge Laïty Kama, President of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (no.321, p.603)

Paul Tavernier, The experience of the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and for Rwanda (no.321, p.605)

Jacques Stroun, International criminal jurisdiction, international humanitarian law and humanitarian action (no.321, p.623)

Anne-Marie La Rosa, A tremendous challenge for the International Criminal Tribunals: Reconciling the

requireme nts of international humanitarian law with those of fair trial (no.321, p.635)

Marie-Claude Roberge, Jurisdiction of the ad hoc Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda over crimes against humanity and genocide (no.321, p.651)

Frederik Harhoff, The Rwanda Tribunal: a presentation of some legal aspects (no.321, p.665)

Cécile Aptel, The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (no.321, p.675)

Djiena Wembou, The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda — Its role in the African context (no.321, p.685)

Chris Maina Peter, The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda: Bringing the killers to book (no.321, p.695)

Gerhard Erasmus et Nadine Fourie, The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda: are all issues addressed? How does it compare to South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission? (no.321, p.705)

Olivier Dubois, Rwanda’s national criminal courts and the International Tribunal (no.321, p.717)

 International Committee of the Red Cross  

ICRC statement to the United Nations General Assembly on the Advisory Opinion of the International Court of Justice on the legality of the threat or use of nuclear weapons (no.316, p.118)

17 December 1996: six Red Cross staff assassinated in Chechnya (no.316, p.135)

Marion Harroff-Tavel, Address at the memorial service held at St Peter’s Cathedral, Geneva (20 December 1996) (no.316, p.136)

François Bugnion, 17 December 1996: Six ICRC delegates assassinated in Chechnya (no.316, p.140)

Philippe Comtesse, The new vulnerability of humanitarian workers: what is the proper response? An ICRC delegate’s view (no.316, p.143)

Frank Schmidt, Recommendations for improving the security of humanitarian workers (no.316, p.152)

François Bugnion, ICRC action during the Second World War (no.316, p.156)

Cornelio Sommaruga, Humanitarian action and peace-keeping operations (no.316, p.178)

Olivier Dubois, Meeting of experts on committees or other bodies for the national implementation of international humanitarian law (no.316, p.187)

Peter Herby, 1997: the year of a treaty banning anti-personnel mines? (no.316, p.192)

Dominique Loye, Making the distinctive emblem visible to thermal imaging cameras (no.316, p.198)

Astrid Noklebye Heiberg, 17 December 1996: Handling the tragedy in Novye Atagi — The Norwegian Red Cross experience (no.318, p.312)

Barthold Bierens de Haan, Providing support for Red Cross volunteers and other humanitarian workers following a security incident or a disaster (no.318, p.318)

New members of the International Committee of the Red Cross (no.318, p.324)

Death of Hans Bachmann, honorary member of the ICRC (no.319, p.455)

The ICRC Advisory Service on International Humanitarian Law Fact sheets (no.319, p.456)

New publication (no.319, p.457)

 In the Red Cross and Red Crescent world  

Michael A Meyer, The role of a National Society in the implementation of international humanitarian law — taking up the challenge! (no.317, p.203)

Recognition of the Red Crescent Society of Kyrgyzstan (no.317, p.210)

Kampala Declaration (no.318, p.326)

The Copenhagen Declaratio n — Action and advocacy   (no.318, p.331)

Christophe Swinarski, Seminar held at Tokyo University — Current problems and challenges relating to international humanitarian law in Japan (no.318, p.337)

Announcement by the Red Cross Society of China (no.319, p.458)

Recognition of the Kiribati Red Cross Society (no.321, p.733)

Recognition of the Palau Red Cross Society (no.321, p.733)

Recognition of the Tajikistan Red Crescent Society (no.321, p.733)

Recognition of the Georgia Red Cross Society (no.321, p.733)

 Report and documents  

Peter Herby, Chemical Weapons Convention enters into force (no.317, p.208)

Convention on the prohibition of the use, stockpiling, production and transfer of anti-personnel mines and on their destruction (no.320, p.563)

1977 Additional Protocols — short bibliography (no.320, p.579)

 Geneva Conventions and Additional Protocols  

The Republic of Chad accedes to the Additional Protocols (no.317, p.210)

Geneva Conventions for the protection of war victims of 12 August 1949 and Additional Protocols of 8 June 1977 — Ratifications, accessions and successions as at 31 December 1996 (no.317, p.211)

International Fact-Finding Commission — Election of new members (no.317, p.219)

Accession to the Additional Protocols by the Lebanese Republic (no.320, p.582)

Tajikistan: Declaration in accordance with Article 90 of Protocol I (no.320, p.582)

Implementation of international h umanitarian law by Denmark (no.320, p.583)

 Books and Reviews  

Luc Ferry , L’Homme-Dieu ou le sens de la vie , an essay, Alain Finkielkraut, L’Humanité perdue, Essai sur le  

 XXe siècle , by Jacques Meurant (no.317, p.221)

Mario Bettati, Le droit d’ingérence. Mutation de l’ordre international , and Alain Pellet (éd.), Droit d’ingérence ou  

 devoir d’assistance humanitaire? , by Jean-Luc Blondel (no.317, p.231)

Tathiana Flores Acuña, The United Nations Mission in El Salvador: A humnaitarian law perspective , by María

Teresa Dutli (no.317, p.233)

International Institute of Humanitarian Law (Louise Doswald-Beck, éd.), San Remo Manual on International  

 Law Applicable to Armed Conflicts at Sea , by Peter Rowe (no.317, p.235)

Élisabeth Carrier, Entre le rire et les larmes , by Sylvie Fazzuoli (no.317, p.237)

Recent publications (no.317, p.238)

Isabelle Vonèche Cardia, L’Octobre hongrois: entre croix rouge et drapeau rouge. L’action du Comité international de la Croix-Rouge en 1956 , by Simone Delorenzi (no.318, p.339)


 Olivier Paye, Sauve qui peut? Le droit international face aux crises humanitaires , by Denise Plattner (no.318, p.342)

Rachel Brett et Margaret McCallin, Children: The invisible soldiers , by Stéphane Jeannet (no.319, p.460)

Recent publications (no.319, p.463)

Zhu Wen-Qi, Outline of International Humanitarian Law , by Sienho Yee (no.321, p.734)


 Économie des guerres civiles , edited by François Jean and Jean-Christophe Rufin, by François Grunewald (no.321, p.742)

Simone Delorenzi, Face aux impasses de l’action humanitaire internationale : la politique du CICR depuis la fin de Ia guerre froide , by Véronique Harouel (no.321, p.748)

Media and humanitarian endeavour, by Kim Gordon-Bates (no.321, p.753)


Award of the Paul Reuter Prize (no.317, p.242)

Michael Bothe, Karl Joseph Partsch (1914-1996) (no.317, p.244)

Hans-Peter Gasser, How the Geneva Conventions saved the life of Karl Joseph Partsch (no.317, p.246)

Training seminars for university teachers on international humanitarian law (no.320, p.591)

International Review of the Red Cross — Table of contents 1988-1995 (no.320, p.593)

CD-ROM on International Humanitarian Law (no.321, p.759)

The Paul Reuter Fund (no.321, p.761)

Postgraduate degree in humanitarian action — University of Geneva (no.321, p.763)

Contents 1997 (no.321, p.765)