From Cold War to cyber war : the evolution of the international law of peace and armed conflict over the last 25 years
London [etc.] : Springer, 2016
In this contribution, Robert Kolb considers the question, to what extent railway lines used for deportation of civilians may be attacked under international law. Under jus in bello, the attack is difficult to square with article 52(2) of Additional Protocol I of 1977 and related customary international law, which exhaustively provide for the likely objects of attack by belligerents. The contribution then canvasses some arguments as to how an attack could be rendered compatible with international law, considering in particular other legal sources, external to the law on the conduct of hostilities.