The law applies, but which law ? : a consumer guide to the laws of war
The American way of bombing : changing ethical and legal norms, from flying fortresses to drones
Ithaca (Etats-Unis) ; London : Cornell University Press, 2014
In this chapter Charles Garraway gives a historical perspective on the development of international humanitarian law. The laws of war were originally developed for the protection of combatants, yet over time emphasis has shifted to the protection of civilians. He identifies a growing influence of human rights law on international humanitarian law, where the standards of the former are higher than those of the traditional laws of war. He provides examples from the European Court of Human Rights, which has heard cases related to Russia's conflict in Chechnya and to the Kosovo conflict. He also discusses the relationship between law and ethics.
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