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Published: 15 May 2014

352 Pages


ISBN: 9780199355037

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Proportionality in International Law

Michael Newton and Larry May

  • The first comprehensive treatment of proportionality to combine abstract philosophical and legal analysis with highly emotive contemporary combat cases
  • Discusses how proportionality applies to the history of the Just War tradition, and emerging human rights issues
  • Offers a unique interdisciplinary approach to solving the difficult problem of human shields, use of drones, cyber war techniques, and counterinsurgency tactics
  • Provides practical advice to practitioners, and military officials faced with proportionality concerns
  • Includes case studies from the perspective of those who make decisions in the midst of armed conflict, bringing analytic rigor as well as sensitivity to the debate
  • Contrasts the applications of proportionality in both jus ad bellum and within jus in bello

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