The International Law of Occupation

Author: Eyal Benvenisti

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199588899

Category: History

Page: 383

View: 7665

Originally published: Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1993.
Posted in History

The International Law of Belligerent Occupation

Author: Yoram Dinstein

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521896371

Category: Law

Page: 303

View: 8601

The customary law of belligerent occupation goes back to the Hague and Geneva Conventions. Recent instances of such occupation include Iraq, the former Yugoslavia, the Congo and Eritrea. But the paradigmatic illustration is the Israeli occupation, lasting for over 40 years. There is now case law of the International Court of Justice and other judicial bodies, both international and domestic. There are Security Council resolutions and a vast literature. Still, numerous controversial points remain. How is belligerent occupation defined? How is it started and when is it terminated? What is the interaction with human rights law? Who is protected under belligerent occupation, and what is the scope of the protection? Conversely, what measures can an occupying power lawfully resort to when encountering forcible resistance from inhabitants of the occupied territory? This book examines the legislative, judicial and executive rights of the occupying power and its obligations to the civilian population.
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The Writing on the Wall

Rethinking the International Law of Occupation

Author: Aeyal Gross

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108158374

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 6824

As Israel's control of the Occupied Palestinian Territory nears its fiftieth anniversary, The Writing on the Wall offers a critical perspective on the international law of occupation. Advocating a normative and functional approach to occupation and to the question of when it exists, it analyzes the application of humanitarian and human rights law, pointing to the risk of using the law of occupation in its current version to legitimize new variations of conquest and colonialism. The book points to the need for reconsidering the law of occupation in light of changing forms of control, such as those evident in Gaza. Although the Israeli occupation is a main focal point, the book broadens its compass to look at other cases, such as Iraq, Northern Cyprus, and Western Sahara, highlighting the role that international law plays in all of these cases.
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The Law of Occupation

Continuity and Change of International Humanitarian Law, and Its Interaction With International Human Rights Law

Author: Yutaka Arai

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004162461

Category: Law

Page: 758

View: 2944

This monograph analyses the historical evolution of the laws of occupation as a special branch of international humanitarian law (IHL), focusing on the extent to which this body of law has been transformed by its interaction with the development of international human rights law. It argues that a large part of the laws of occupation has proved to be malleable while being able to accommodate changing demands of civilians and any other persons affected by occupation in modern context. Its examinations have drawn much on archival research into the drafting documents of the instruments of IHL, including the aborted Brussels Declaration 1874, the 1899/1907 Hague Regulations, the 1949 Geneva Conventions and the 1977 Additional Protocol I. After assessing the complementary relationship between international human rights law and the laws of occupation, the book examines how to provide a coherent explanation for an emerging framework on the rights of individual persons affected by occupation. It engages in a theoretical appraisal of the role of customary IHL and the Martens clause in building up such a normative framework.
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The Transformation of Occupied Territory in International Law

Author: Andrea Carcano

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004227881

Category: Law

Page: 570

View: 4583

Building on a broad historical foundation, this study offers a comprehensive treatment of the international law issues that have arisen in connection with, and as a result of, the ‘transformative’ occupation of Iraq and of their significance for the development of international law.
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An Introduction to the International Law of Armed Conflicts

Author: Robert Kolb,Richard Hyde

Publisher: Hart Pub Limited


Category: Law

Page: 348

View: 4900

This book provides a modern and basic introduction to a branch of international law constantly gaining in importance in international life, namely international humanitarian law (IHL), the law of armed conflict. It is constructed in a way that is suitable for self-study. Subject matters are discussed in self-contained chapters, allowing each to be studied independently of the others. Among the subjects discussed are, inter alia: the relationship between jus ad bellum / jus in bello â?¢ the historical evolution of IHL â?¢ the basic principles and sources of IHL â?¢ Martens Clause â?¢ international and non-international armed conflicts â?¢ material, spatial, personal, and temporal scope of the application of IHL â?¢ special agreements under IHL â?¢ the role of the International Committee of the Red Cross â?¢ targeting â?¢ objects specifically protected against attack â?¢ prohibited weapons â?¢ perfidy â?¢ reprisals â?¢ assistance of the wounded and sick â?¢ the definition of combatants â?¢ protection of prisoners of war â?¢ protection of civilians â?¢ occupied territories â?¢ protective emblems â?¢ sea warfare â?¢ neutrality â?¢ the implementation of IHL.
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The Occupation of Justice

The Supreme Court of Israel and the Occupied Territories

Author: David Kretzmer

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791453377

Category: History

Page: 262

View: 6814

A critical examination of the decisions of the Supreme Court of Israel in cases relating to the Occupied Territories.
Posted in History

The Oxford Handbook of International Law in Armed Conflict

Author: Andrew Clapham,Paola Gaeta

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199559694

Category: History

Page: 909

View: 1197

Written by a team of distinguished and internationally renowned experts, this Oxford Handbook gives an analytical overview of international law as it applies in armed conflicts. The Handbook draws on international humanitarian law, human rights law, and the law of neutrality to provide a comprehensive picture of the status of law in war.
Posted in History

Mein gelobtes Land

Triumph und Tragödie Israels

Author: Ari Shavit

Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641148219

Category: Political Science

Page: 592

View: 1968

Die große Geschichte Israels Der renommierte Journalist Ari Shavit sieht Israel in einer halt- und ausweglosen Lage: als jüdisch-westlicher Staat in einer arabisch-islamischen (Um-)Welt seit seiner Gründung in der Existenz bedroht, andererseits Okkupationsmacht über ein anderes, das palästinensische Volk. Der Innovationskraft und Lebensfreude seiner Menschen stehen ein bröckelndes Gemeinwesen, zermürbende Konflikte, militärische Scheinerfolge und der Verlust internationalen Ansehens gegenüber. Was als gemeinschaftlicher hoffnungsfroher Aufbruch begann, insbesondere nach den Schrecken des Holocausts, der gemeinsame Bau von Eretz Israel, ist heute allgemeiner Desillusion und Desintegration gewichen. Shavit erzählt, zunächst auf den Spuren seines zionistischen Urgroßvaters, eine sehr persönliche Geschichte Israels während der letzten anderthalb Jahrhunderte, von Erfolgen im steten Überlebenskampf, aber auch von schuldbehafteter Tragik und unübersehbarem Niedergang.
Posted in Political Science

Eine Erinnerung an Solferino

Author: Jean-Henry Dunant

Publisher: N.A


Category: Solferino, Battle of, 1859

Page: 128

View: 7908

Posted in Solferino, Battle of, 1859

Israel Yearbook on Human Rights 1978

Author: Yoram Dinstein

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9780792303589

Category: Political Science

Page: 360

View: 7862

Posted in Political Science

The International Law of War

Transnational Coercion and World Public Order

Author: Myres Smith MacDougal,Florentino P. Feliciano

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9780792325840

Category: Law

Page: 872

View: 2534

Posted in Law

The International Law of Property

Author: John G. Sprankling

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191502529

Category: Law

Page: 400

View: 1456

Does a right to property exist under international law? The traditional answer to this question is no: a right to property can only arise under the domestic law of a particular nation. But the view that property rights are exclusively governed by national law is obsolete. Identifiable areas of property law have emerged at the international level, and the foundation is now arguably being laid for a comprehensive international regime. This book provides a detailed investigation into this developing international property law. It demonstrates how the evolution of international property law has been influenced by major economic, political, and technological changes: the embrace of private property by former socialist states after the end of the Cold War; the globalization of trade; the birth of new technologies capable of exploiting the global commons; the rise of digital property; and the increasing recognition of the human right to property. The first part of the book analyzes how international law impacts rights in specific types of property. In some situations, international law creates property rights, such as rights in aboriginal lands, deep seabed minerals, and satellite orbits. In other areas, it harmonizes property rights that arise at the national level, such as rights in intellectual property, rights in foreign investments, and security interests in personal property. Finally, it restricts property rights that may be recognized at the national level, such as rights in celestial bodies, contraband, and slaves. The second part of the book explores the thesis that a global right to property should be recognized as a general matter, not merely as a moral precept but rather as an entitlement that all nations must honour. It establishes the components of such a right, arguing that the right to property at the international level should be seen in the context of five key components of ownership: acquisition, use, destruction, exclusion, and transfer. This highly innovative book makes an important contribution to how we conceptualize the protection of property and to the understanding that much of this protection now takes place at the international level.
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International Law and the Construction of the Liberal Peace

Author: Russell Buchan

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1782251774

Category: Law

Page: 258

View: 6274

This book argues that since the end of the Cold War an international community of liberal states has crystallised within the broader international society of sovereign states. Significantly, this international community has demonstrated a tendency to deny non-liberal states their previously held sovereign right to non-intervention. Instead, the international community considers only those states that demonstrate respect for liberal democratic standards to be sovereign equals. Indeed the international community, motivated by the theory that international peace and security can only be achieved in a world composed exclusively of liberal states, has engaged in a sustained campaign to promote its liberal values to non-liberal states. This campaign has had (and continues to have) a profound impact upon the structure and content of international law. In light of this, this book deploys the concepts of the international society and the international community in order to construct an explanatory framework that can enable us to better understand recent changes to the political and legal structure of the world order and why violations of international peace and security occur.
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The Handbook of the International Law of Military Operations

Author: Terry D. Gill,Dieter Fleck

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198744625

Category: Intervention (International law)

Page: 816

View: 3036

The second edition of this well received handbook provides a comprehensive overview and annotated commentary of those areas of international law most relevant to the planning and conduct of military operations. It covers a wide scope of military operations, ranging from operations conducted under UN Security Council mandate to (collective) self-defense and consensual and humanitarian operations and identifies the relevant legal bases and applicable legal regimes governing the application of force and treatment of persons during such operations. It also devotes attention to the law governing the status of forces, military use of the sea and airspace and questions of international (criminal) responsibility for breaches of international law. New developments such as cyber warfare and controversial aspects of law in relation to contemporary operations, such as targeted killing of specific individuals are discussed and analyzed, alongside recent developments in more traditional types of operations, such as peacekeeping and naval operations. The book is aimed at policy officials, commanders and their (military) legal advisors who are involved with the planning and conduct of any type of military operation and is intended to complement national and international policy and legal guidelines and assist in identifying and applying the law to ensure legitimacy and contribute to mission accomplishment. It likewise fulfils a need in pertinent international organizations, such as the UN, NATO, Regional Organizations, and NGOs. It also serves as a comprehensive work of reference to academics and is suitable for courses at military staff colleges, academies and universities, which devote attention to one or more aspects of international law treated in the book. This mix of intended users is reflected in the contributors who include senior (former) policy officials and (military) legal advisors, alongside academics engaged in teaching and research in these areas of international law.
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Empört Euch!

Author: Stéphane Hessel

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 384370063X

Category: Political Science

Page: 32

View: 5298

Mit eindringlichen Worten ruft Stéphane Hessel zum friedlichen Widerstand gegen die Ungerechtigkeit in unserer Gesellschaft auf. Gegen die Diktatur des Finanzkapitalismus, gegen die Unterdrückung von Minderheiten, gegen die ökologische Zerstörung unseres Planeten. »93 Jahre. Das ist schon wie die allerletzte Etappe. Wie lange noch bis zum Ende? Die letzte Gelegenheit, die Nachkommenden teilhaben zu lassen an der Erfahrung, aus der mein politisches Engagement erwachsen ist.« Stéphane Hessels Streitschrift bewegt die Welt. Der gebürtige Berliner war Mitglied der Résistance, hat das KZ Buchenwald überlebt und ist einer der Mitautoren der Menschenrechtserklärung der Vereinten Nationen. Mit emphatischen Worten ruft der ehemalige französische Diplomat zum friedlichen Widerstand gegen die Unzulänglichkeiten unserer Gesellschaft auf. Er beklagt, dass der Finanzkapitalismus die Werte der Zivilisation bedroht und den Lauf der Welt diktiert. Er prangert die Lage der Menschenrechte an, kritisiert die Umweltzerstörung auf unserem Planeten und verurteilt die Politik Israels im Gaza-Streifen als Demütigung der Palästinenser. Stéphane Hessel ist das Gewissen der westlichen Welt und »Frankreichs Rebell der Stunde« (FAZ). Erleben Sie 'Empört Euch!' als 'fahrende Lichtinstallation': "Der Diplomat Stéphane Hessel" - Ein Kinodokumentarfilm. Jetzt auf DVD: www.derdiplomatsté
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Die neuen Kriege

Author: Herfried Münkler

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644011214

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

View: 5588

Das Zeitalter der zwischenstaatlichen Kriege geht offenbar zu Ende. Aber der Krieg ist keineswegs verschwunden, er hat nur seine Erscheinungsform verändert. In den neuen Kriegen spielen nicht mehr die Staaten die Hauptrolle, sondern Warlords, Söldner und Terroristen. Die Gewalt richtet sich vor allem gegen die Zivilbevölkerung; Hochhäuser werden zu Schlachtfeldern, Fernsehbilder zu Waffen. Herfried Münkler macht die Folgen dieser Entwicklung deutlich. Er zeigt, wie mit dem Verschwinden von klassischen Schlachten und Frontlinien auch die Unterscheidung von Krieg und Frieden brüchig geworden ist, und erörtert, wie man den besonderen Gefahren begegnen kann, die von den neuen Kriegen ausgehen.
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Research Handbook on International Law and Terrorism

Author: Ben Saul

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 0857938819

Category: Law

Page: 832

View: 7560

This Handbook brings together leading scholars and practitioners to examine the prolific body of international laws governing terrorism. It exhaustively covers the global response to terrorism in transnational criminal law, the international law on the
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