The principle of proportionality under international humanitarian law and Operation Cast Lead
Robert P. Barnidge
New battlefields, old laws : critical debates on asymmetric warfare
New York : Columbia University Press, 2011
This chapter critically examines the principle of proportionality under international humanitarian law and contextualizes its vulnerabilities by looking at Israel's actions during Operation Cast Lead in the Gaza strip between December 27, 2008 and January 18, 2009. It begins by providing a black-letter law overview of the principle. The second half of this chapter looks at the largely negative international reaction to Israel's actions during Operation Cast Lead.
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