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The Resource Fighting and victimhood in international criminal law, Joanna Nicholson

Fighting and victimhood in international criminal law, Joanna Nicholson

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Fighting and victimhood in international criminal law
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Fighting and victimhood in international criminal law
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Joanna Nicholson
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eng
Summary
"The act of fighting or being a fighter has certain consequences in international law. The most obvious example can be found in international humanitarian law, where a distinction is drawn between fighters and civilians, with fighters being military objectives and civilians being protected from attack. Another example is from international human rights law, where it has been held that the particular characteristics of military life have to be taken into account when interpreting the human rights of members of state armed forces. This volume focuses on the field of international criminal law and asks the question: what relevance does fighting have to victimhood in international criminal law? Among the topics which are explored are: how have international criminal courts and tribunals untangled lawful casualties of war from victims of war crimes? How have they determined who is a member of an organised armed group and who is not? What crimes can those who fight be victims of during hostilities? When does it become relevant in international criminal law that an alleged victim of a crime was a person hors de combat rather than a civilian? Can war crimes be committed against members of non-opposing forces? Can persons hors de combat be victims of crimes against humanity and genocide? What special considerations surround peacekeepers and child soldiers as victims of international crimes? The author carries out an...exploration of case law from international criminal courts and tribunals to assess how they have dealt with these questions. [The author] concludes that the import of fighting upon victimhood in the context of international criminal law has not always been appreciated to the extent it should have been."--
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Nicholson, Joanna
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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Routledge research in international law
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  • Combatants and noncombatants (International law)
  • War
  • International criminal law
  • Humanitarian law
  • War victims
  • Combatants and noncombatants (International law)
  • Humanitarian law
  • International criminal law
  • War
  • War victims
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Fighting and victimhood in international criminal law, Joanna Nicholson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 195 pages
Isbn
9781138669062
Lccn
2017022162
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)980870091
Label
Fighting and victimhood in international criminal law, Joanna Nicholson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 195 pages
Isbn
9781138669062
Lccn
2017022162
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)980870091

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