Armed Forces and International Jurisdictions
Different activities conducted by armed forces and their personnel are governed by different branches of international law, in particular international humanitarian law, international criminal law, and human rights law. In recent times, the expanding jurisprudence of international jurisdictions has also addressed the activities of military personnel engaged in different scenarios, including the internal organization of armed forces and forms of violation of different rules of international law. Relevant decisions have come from, for instance, the international ad hoc criminal tribunals, special courts, and truth and reconciliation commissions, as well as human rights courts and the International Court of Justice. This book explores the relationship between armed forces and international tribunals, courts, and non-judicial bodies, taking into consideration the case law developed by those jurisdictions. The contributors are legal academics from various European university law schools, with specific expertise in international human rights law, criminal law, and humanitarian law.
Publication Date: 10/20/2013