This book addresses international law and armed conflict in a wider context. Rather than taking a traditional approach, (i.e., focusing solely on the use of force and international humanitarian law), this book incorporates other international legal regimes such as human rights law, international private law, international criminal law, environmental law, as well as regional and national legal regimes. In doing so, a broader picture emerges and reveals the current challenges faced by lawyers in regulating armed conflicts. This in turn highlights the complexities, intricacies, and the interrelationship of the different regimes that may be rendered applicable to armed conflicts. Also, in taking a more inclusive approach, this book provides a new perspective on both existing and emerging themes in this field. The topics covered include privatisation of warfare, protection of the environment, use of natural resources to support armed conflicts, involvement of children in armed conflicts, the relationship between peace, security and justice, etc.
This book is highly recommended for those working or involved in the topics dealt with, including academics, practitioners and military lawyers interested in international relations and international law and armed conflict.
The editors are Senior Lecturers at the Bristol Law School, University of the West of England, UK.