ISBN: 8187498889 Publisher:Regency Book Format: Hard Bound Language: English Physical Description: 776pages Year of Publication: 2004
A Manual of International Humanitarian Laws, published with the academic support of the ICRC--the South Asia delegation in particular, is a basic manual for military leadership, senior officials in navy, airforce, army, police, judges, lawyers, jurists, non-state entities (rebel outfits), media, university and laws school professors and students in universities in India, South Asia and abroad. The selection is one of the best so far in the discipline. The character of armed conflicts (read also war) has changed after 1990s; however, humanitarian laws regulate conduct of belligerents, restrict and limit means and methods of warfare in the 21 century, protect civilians, non-combatants, hors de combat and other protected persons. The edited work--a significant one from an experienced and eminent professor of law and a campaigner for human rights-- in India's most volatile NE region is a must-read for every one in the west and the east, particularly South Asia. The work dwells upon the law and conventions, enforcement and accountability, the perspectives of the Humanitarian Laws-Geneva, the Hague and the UN laws and the trend.