Searching for a 'Principle of Humanity' in International Humanitarian Law (BOK)

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The legal norms of International Humanitarian Law are the product of a compromise between humanitarian considerations and the demands of military necessity. In Searching for a 'Principle of Humanity' in International Humanitarian Law, international legal scholars consider whether humanitarian considerations have an independent legal impact on IHL beyond the formation of these norms. They ask whether a 'principle of humanity' can be said to have legal force in its own right. Moreover, the book investigates whether regional or national differences are emerging regarding the import and emphasis placed on humanitarian considerations. For instance, do states which are not directly affected by armed conflict attach a greater weight to humanitarian considerations when interpreting and applying IHL than those states which are more directly involved in armed conflicts? Specifically, this book examines whether a particular 'Nordic perspective' can be identified, owing to those states' involvement in armed conflicts outside their own territories in the post- Second World War era.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2012 Forlag
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9781107021846 Antall sider 376
Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,8cm x 2,4cm Vekt 680 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Andre medvirkende Camilla Guldahl Cooper, Gro Nystuen, Kjetil Mujezinovic Larsen
Emner og form International relations, International humanitarian law