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Author Niebergall-Lackner, Heike, author

Title Status and treatment of deserters in international armed conflicts / by Heike Niebergall-Lackner
Published Leiden : Brill Nijhoff, 2016


Description 1 online resource
Series International humanitarian law series ; volume 47
International humanitarian law series ; v. 47.
Contents Defining desertion -- The deserter and his of her home country -- The deserter and the enemy party -- The deserter in a country of refuge -- Conslusion and outlook
Summary In this study, Heike Niebergall-Lackner discusses the classical military offence of desertion from the standpoint of international law. Taking account of the three factual situations that might arise following a desertion in international armed conflicts - capture by the home country, capture or crossing over to the enemy party, and seeking refuge in a country not involved in the conflict - the examination offers a comprehensive overview of the treatment and the protection afforded to deserters under international human rights law, international humanitarian law and refugee law. The examination is conducted against the background of the duties of soldiers under modern international law and shows that, depending on the legality of the conflict, desertion might represent the legitimate decision of the individual to act in accordance with these duties
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Desertion, Military.
Military deserters -- Legal status, laws, etc
War (International law)
LAW -- International.
Desertion, Military.
War (International law)
Armed conflicts.
Criminal liability.
Conscientious objection to military service.
Human rights.
International humanitarian law.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2015045122
ISBN 9004308849