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Published: 10 March 2016

462 Pages


ISBN: 9780198728504

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Weapons and the Law of Armed Conflict

Second Edition

William H. Boothby

  • Comprehensively examines the rules applicable to every category of weaponry
  • Explains the law as it applies to all states
  • Analyses the legal review of weapons, both from the perspective of how such reviews should be undertaken and how such a system should be established
  • Discusses prospects for future rule change

New to this Edition:

  • Discusses recent developments in the law, including the Arms Trade Treaty and the amendments to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court agreed at the Review Conference in Kampala
  • Investigates the legal implications of technical developments in the fields of cyber weapons, drones, automated and autonomous weapons, electromagnetic microwave counter-IED weapons, nanotechnology, and metamaterials
  • Considers the law applying to weapons in outer space
  • References new International Manuals including the Air and Missile Warfare Law Manual, the Tallinn Manual on the International Law applicable to Cyber Warfare, the German Defence Ministry Law of Armed Conflict Manual, and the US Department of Defense Law of War Manual

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