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International Law, Politics and Inhumane Weapons: The by Alan Bryden

By Alan Bryden

This booklet contributes to modern debates at the effectiveness of overseas humanitarian legislations (IHL) in regulating or prohibiting inhumane guns, akin to landmines.

Two treaties have emerged lower than IHL based on the humanitarian scourge of landmines. notwithstanding, regardless of a substantial physique of comparable literature, transparent understandings haven't been tested at the effectiveness of those overseas criminal frameworks in assembly the demanding situations that caused their construction.

This publication seeks to deal with this lacuna. An analytical framework grounded in regime concept is helping stream past the restrictions within the present literature via a based specialize in ideas, norms, principles, tactics, actors and factor components. at the one hand, this clarifies how political issues ensure possibilities and constraints in designing and enforcing IHL regimes. at the different, it permits us to discover how and why ‘ideal’ coverage prescriptions are threatened while confronted with complicated demanding situations in post-conflict contexts.

This ebook can be of a lot curiosity to scholars of foreign humanitarian legislation, worldwide governance, human defense and IR in general.

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