The conduct of hostilities under the law of international armed conflict
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2016
XXXIV, 358 p. ; 23 cm
Focusing on recent issues arising in the course of hostilities between States, this textbook explores the dividing line between lawful and unlawful combatants, the meaning of war crimes and command responsibility, the range of prohibited weapons, the distinction between combatants and civilians, the parameters of targeting and proportionality, the loss of protection from attack (including 'direct participation in hostilities') and special protection (granted, pre-eminently, to the environment and to cultural property). In a completely revised and updated text, the author expertly covers the key principles and includes important new issues, including the use of autonomous weapons and the complexities of urban warfare.