Armed conflict and international law : in search of the human face : liber amicorum in memory of Avril McDonald
Mariëlle Matthee, Brigit Toebes, Marcel Brus ed.
The Hague : T.M.C. Asser Press, 2013
XXIV, 378 p. : photogr. ; 25 cm
Fourteen prominent scholars and practitioners have contributed to this book, which contains a rich variety of topics in Avril McDonald fields of expertise. The common thread is that they deal with the human perspectives in their relevant area of expertise. They concentrate on the impact of the developments in international law on humans, whether they are civilians, victims of war or soldiers. This human perspective of law makes this book an appropriate tribute to Avril McDonald and at the same time a unique and valuable contribution to international legal research in present society. A society that becomes more and more characterized by detailed legal systems, defined by institutions that may frequently lack sufficient contact with the people concerned.