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Published: 25 February 2021

816 Pages


ISBN: 9780198847960

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The Handbook of International Humanitarian Law

Fourth Edition

Edited by Dieter Fleck

  • This highly influential book covers all aspects of international humanitarian law in international and non-international armed conflict situations
  • Provides extensive explanatory commentary and case analysis by a team of distinguished and internationally renowned experts
  • Offers a complete account of activities that should be taken to improve implementation and enforcement of international humanitarian law
  • Explores international humanitarian law's interaction with human rights law and other areas of international law

New to this Edition:

  • Includes fully updated discussion of legal and policy arguments relevant for the application of international humanitarian law in land, air, and sea warfare, military cyber operations, and military uses of outer space
  • Topics such as the protection of the environment in relation to armed conflicts, humanitarian assistance, and human rights in armed conflict have been made more visible in separate chapters
  • Takes into account significant recent legal developments, such as the 2017 Nuclear Weapons Prohibition Treaty