Accountability for Violations of International Humanitarian Law

Author: Jadranka Petrovic
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317669789
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International criminal adjudication, together with the prosecution and appropriate punishment of offenders at a national level, remains the most effective means of enforcing International Humanitarian Law. This book considers the various issues emanating from present-day breaches of norms of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and the question of?how impunity for such breaches can be tackled. Honouring the work of Timothy McCormack, Professor of International Law at the University of Melbourne and a world renowned expert on IHL?and International Criminal Law, contributors of the book explore the interplay between the rules governing accountability for violations of IHL and other areas of law that impact the prosecution of war crimes, including international criminal law, human rights law, arms control law, constitutional law and national criminal law. In providing a contemporary consideration of the various issues emerging from present-day breaches of norms of IHL, especially in light of growing interest in ‘fragmentation’ and ‘normative pluralism’, this book will be of great use and interest to students and researchers in public international law, international law, and conflict studies.

Global Leadership Initiatives for Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding

Author: Campbell, Andrew H.
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1522549943
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One global leadership challenge is managing the complexity of the political and economic climate of a society. As the global environment changes, it is essential for global leaders to adapt and develop flexible strategies for resolving conflicts and achieving peace. Global Leadership Initiatives for Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding provides emerging research on a leader’s role in the international, national, and nongovernmental organization within post-conflict resolution and peaceful leadership. While highlighting topics, such as civil society organizations, leadership education, and social reconstruction, this book explores leadership theories and practice models to conceptualize the intersection of leadership within conflict management and resolution. This book is an important resource for leaders, scholar-practitioners, educators, and researchers seeking current research on the strategic and diplomatic methods of a peaceful global organization.

Armed Drones and Globalization in the Asymmetric War on Terror

Author: Fred Aja Agwu
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351342576
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This book is a critical exploration of the war on terror from the prism of armed drones and globalization. It is particularly focused on the United States’ use of the drones, and the systemic dysfunctions that globalization has caused to international political economy and national security, creating backlash in which the desirability of globalization is not only increasingly questioned, but the resultant dissension about its desirability appears increasingly militating against the international consensus needed to fight the war on terror. To underline the controversial nature of the "war on terror" and the pragmatic weapon (armed drones) fashioned for its prosecution, some of the elements of this controversy have been interrogated in this book. They include, amongst others, the doubt over whether the war should have been declared in the first place because terrorist attacks hardly meet the United Nations’ casus belli – an armed attack. There are critics, as highlighted in this book, who believe that the "war on terror" is not an armed conflict properly so called, and, thus, remains only a "law enforcement issue." The United States and all the states taking part in the war on terror are obligated to observe International Humanitarian Law (IHL). It is within this context of IHL that this book appraises the drone as a weapon of engagement, discussing such issues as "personality" and "signature" strikes as well as the implications of the deployment of spies as drone strikers rather than the Defence Department, the members of the U.S armed forces. This book will be of value to researchers, academics, policymakers, professionals, and students in the fields of security studies, terrorism, the law of armed conflict, international humanitarian law, and international politics.

International Law and Drone Strikes in Pakistan

Author: Sikander Ahmed Shah
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134074344
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While conventional warfare has an established body of legal precedence, the legality of drone strikes by the United States in Pakistan and elsewhere remains ambiguous. This book explores the legal and political issues surrounding the use of drones in Pakistan. Drawing from international treaty law, customary international law, and statistical data on the impact of the strikes, Sikander Ahmed Shah asks whether drone strikes by the United States in Pakistan are in compliance with international humanitarian law. The book questions how international law views the giving of consent between States for military action, and explores what this means for the interaction between sovereignty and consent. The book goes on to look at the socio-political realities of drone strikes in Pakistan, scrutinizing the impact of drone strikes on both Pakistani politics and US-Pakistan relationships. Topics include the Pakistan army-government relationship, the evolution of international institutions as a result of drone strikes, and the geopolitical dynamics affecting the region. As a detailed and critical examination of the legal and political challenges presented by drone strikes, this book will be essential to scholars and students of the law of armed conflict, security studies, political science and international relations.

Herrschaft ber Syrien

Author: Daniel Gerlach
Publisher: Edition Körber
ISBN: 3896844784
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Auch nach Jahren der Tyrannei und des Krieges hält sich das syrische Regime noch immer an der Macht. Aber wer und was ist eigentlich dieses Regime? Welche Kräfte und Narrative halten es im Inneren zusammen? Der Journalist und Orientalist Daniel Gerlach entwirrt die Hintergründe einer Logik der Gewalt und Manipulation, der sich die Herrschenden auch selbst unterworfen haben. Was 2011 als Aufbegehren gegen ein politisch und moralisch bankrottes System begann, eskaliert immer weiter, beschleunigt noch durch die Exzesse des »Islamischen Staates«. Ratlos schaut die Welt zu, kann oder will nicht helfen - zu verworren scheinen die Konfliktlinien, zu groß ist die Sorge, die »falsche Seite« zu unterstützen. Daniel Gerlach beleuchtet das schizophrene Verhältnis der Religionen und Konfessionen in Syrien, das Wirken sichtbarer und unsichtbarer Mächte, die diesen Konflikt so unerbittlich machen. Er beschreibt die Geister der Vergangenheit, erzählt von traumatischen Erfahrungen und ihrer Wirkung auf das heutige Syrien. Klar wendet sich Gerlach gegen die Behauptung, das Regime sei der Garant für Stabilität und den Erhalt eines Staates, den es womöglich längst nicht mehr gibt. Die Lage ist undurchsichtig - auf ihrer Unwissenheit ausruhen können sich die internationalen Mächte nun allerdings nicht mehr.

Der Berg Karabach Konflikt

Author: Heiko Krüger
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 364201724X
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Der Band beschäftigt sich mit den rechtlichen Aspekten des Konflikts um Berg-Karabach. Aktuelle Entwicklungen machen deutlich, dass die juristischen Aspekte von Sezessionskonflikten sukzessive verwischen und auch im Rahmen internationaler Konfliktlösungsbemühungen ins Hintertreffen geraten. Die umstrittene Anerkennung des Kosovo durch zahlreiche Staaten im Jahr 2008 sowie die Anerkennung Abchasiens und Südossetiens durch Russland sind zwei Beispiele dafür. Ziel des Autors ist es, die Aufmerksamkeit stärker auf die rechtlichen Positionen zu lenken.