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Hague Law Interpreted

The Conduct of Hostilities under the Law of Armed Conflict

By: Stuart Casey-Maslen, Steven Haines
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Published: 15-11-2018
Format: Hardback
Edition: 1st
Extent: 400
ISBN: 9781509921225
Imprint: Hart Publishing
Dimensions: 244 x 169 mm
RRP : £85.00
 

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About Hague Law Interpreted

Given the centrality of Hague Law to the lawful prosecution of warfare, the relative paucity of dedicated works is surprising. The general formulation of Hague Law rules is largely uncontroversial, but this clarity stands in stark contrast to their interpretation and practical application. How precisely, for instance, the fundamental rules of distinction and proportionality in attack are to dictate and constrain the planning and practice of warfare continues to be highly uncertain. This important new publication fills the gap in the literature. Offering a comprehensive assessment of Hague Law, it explores questions of definitions and accountability and navigates the substantive rules and their application to different types of warfare.

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