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Third edition
Author: Leslie C. Green

It has been accepted since antiquity that some restraint should be observed during armed conflict. This book examines the apparent dichotomy and introduces any study of the law of armed conflict by considering the nature and legality of war. The purpose of what is known as the law of armed conflict or, more commonly, the law of war is to reduce the horrors inherent therein to the greatest extent possible, bearing in mind the political purpose for which the war is fought, namely to achieve one's policies over one's enemies. The discussion on the history and sources of the law of armed conflict pays most attention to warfare on land because that is the region for which most agreements have been drawn up, although attention has been accorded to both aerial and naval warfare where it has been considered necessary. Traditionally, international law was divided into the law of war and the law of peace, with no intermediate stage between. Although diplomatic relations between belligerents are normally severed once a conflict has commenced, there remain a number of issues, not all of which are concerned with their inter-belligerent relations, which require them to remain in contact. War crimes are violations of the and customs of the law of armed conflict and are punishable whether committed by combatants or civilians, including the nationals of neutral states. The book also talks about the rights and duties of the Occupying Power, civil defence, branches of international law and prisoners of war.

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Their commencement, effects and termination
Leslie C. Green

. Traditionally, international law was divided into the law of war and the law of peace, with no intermediate stage between. 1 When hostilities began, usually following a declaration of war, 2 and non-parties to the conflict were held by the belligerents to be subject to the duties of, and they claimed the rights pertaining to, neutrals, 3 war was recognised and the law of war came into operation. Frequently

in The contemporary law of armed conflict

most relevant for this study, see Newman , ‘The “New Wars” Debate’ , 173–89 ; Christine Bell , On the Law of Peace: Peace Agreements and the Lex Pacificatoria ( Oxford , 2008 ), esp. 17 ; Christopher Clapham , ‘Rwanda: The Perils of Peacemaking’ , Journal of

in International law in Europe, 700–1200
Leslie C. Green

up to regulate conduct during armed conflict. However, on some occasions the parties to a conflict do not intend complete severance to take place and then some of their relations remain subject to the international law of peace, as was the situation between the United Kingdom and Egypt during the Suez operations of 1956, when the Prime Minister of Great Britain maintained that there was no ‘war’ in

in The contemporary law of armed conflict
Hilary Charlesworth and Christine Chinkin

would be at stake’. 137 How can the notion of peace be revived and developed in international law so that it can be sustained in a more positive way? International law texts before 1945 distinguished between the laws of war and the laws of peace. 138 While war was regarded as an appropriate instrument of international relations, the laws of war were concerned with the rights and obligations of

in The boundaries of international law
The Gothic legacy of Shakespeare’s Wars of the Roses
Elisabeth Bronfen and Beate Neumeier

mutual implication of war and politics. ‘War is the motor behind institutions and order’, he explains, with the civil law of peace itself a coded war: We are therefore at war with one another; a battlefront runs through the whole of society, continuously and permanently, and it is this

in Gothic Renaissance
Just war and against tyranny
Alexis Heraclides and Ada Dialla

Illinois University Press, 1974), 67–112; T. Todorov, The Conquest of America: The Question of the Other (New York: Harper Perennial, 1992, translated from the French by R. Howard) [1982], 151–7, 186–90. 13 C. van Vollenhoven, The Law of Peace (London: Macmillan, 1936), 61–3; Elbe, ‘The Evolution of the Concept of the Just War in International Law’, 674–5; Nussbaum, ‘Just War – A Legal

in Humanitarian intervention in the long nineteenth century
Alexis Heraclides and Ada Dialla

, 5 (1924), 161–2. 121 J. L. Brierly, The Law of Nations: An Introduction to the International Law of Peace (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1936, 2nd edition) [1928], 248–9. 122 R. Redslob, Traité de droit de gens (Paris: Librairie du Recueil Sirey, 1950), 23–4. 123 K. Strupp, ‘Le règles

in Humanitarian intervention in the long nineteenth century

driving international to regulate war. See Simon Chesterman, Just War or Just Peace?: Humanitarian Intervention and International Law (2001). 217 UN Charter, supra Chapter 1 , note 7, art. 14. 218 Id. , art. 1(1). 219 Bell’s book reflects one of the most successful attempts to define a “law of peace” among international treaties and international ’ principles. See Christine Bell, On the Law

in The values of international organizations
Guns, ships and printing presses
Torbjørn L. Knutsen

expositions in Western thought on the law of peace and war. In his first treatise, De Indis , Vitoria does not make any big issue of the conquistadors’ presence in the New World. All people have a natural right to travel, he argues. Thus, ‘the Spaniards have a right to travel into the lands in question and to sojourn there, provided they do no harm to the natives, and the natives may not prevent them’ (Vitoria 1934a , p. xxxvi). He does, however, make an issue of the fact that, when the Spaniards arrived, the Indians were clearly in peaceful possession of

in A history of International Relations theory (third edition)