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Title Crimes of war : what the public should know / Roy Gutman and David Rieff, editors
Published New York ; London : W.W. Norton & Company, 1999


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Description 399 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents Preface / Roy Gutman, David Rieff -- Foreword / Richard Goldstone -- International Humanitarian Law: An Overview / Lawrence Weschler -- Act of War / David Turns -- Aggression / Steven R. Ratner -- Apartheid / Steven R. Ratner -- Arab-Israeli War / Benny Morris -- Israel's Views of the Application of IHL to the West Bank and the Gaza Strip / Kenneth Anderson -- Armistice / Howard S. Levie -- Belligerent Status / Ewen Allison, Robert K. Goldman -- Biological Experiments / Sheldon H. Harris -- Biological Weapons / Terence Taylor -- Blockade as Act of War / Christopher Greenwood -- Bosnia / Florence Hartmann -- Bullets -- Cambodia / Sydney Schanberg -- Carpet or Area Bombing / Horst Fischer -- Cease-fire -- Chechnya / Barry Renfrew -- Chemical Weapons / Peter Pringle -- Child Soldiers / Anna Cataldi -- Children as Killers / Corinne Dufka -- Civil Defense / Heike Spieker -- Civil Patrols / Ewen Allison, Robert K. Goldman -- Civil War / A. P. V. Rogers -- Civilian Immunity / Heike Spieker -- Civilians, Illegal Targeting of / Joel Greenberg -- Cluster Bombs -- Collateral Damage / Horst Fischer -- Collective Punishment / Daoud Kuttab -- Colombia / Douglas Farah -- Combatant Status / A. P. V. Rogers -- Command Responsibility / Nomi Bar-Yaacov -- Common Article 3 -- Compelling Military Service / Patrick J. Sloyan -- Concentration Camps / Ed Vulliamy -- Crimes against Humanity / M. Cherif Bassiouni -- Crimes against Peace / Steven R. Ratner -- Cultural Property and Historical Monuments / Peter Maass
Summary "Treaties banning war crimes are universally applicable, universally ratified...and widely flouted. Yet today, more than any time since the Nuremberg trials, the spotlight is on war crimes and crimes against humanity. Public outcry over genocides in the early 1990s led to two United Nations war crimes tribunals and the statute for a permanent international criminal court. More recently, victims have begun taking their persecutors to court."--BOOK JACKET. "In this A-to-Z guide, journalists, television reporters, and photographers, together with leading legal scholars and military law experts define the major war crimes and key terms of law and take a fresh look at nine recent wars using the framework of international humanitarian law."--BOOK JACKET
Analysis Geneva Conventions
Human rights violations
Overseas item
Race relations
State sponsored violence
War crimes
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Crimes against humanity.
War crimes -- History.
War crimes.
War victims -- Legal status, laws, etc.
Author Gutman, Roy.
Rieff, David.
LC no. 98035643
ISBN 0393047466
0393319148 (paperback)