IINTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN LAW (IHL)

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    A) Compilation of the fundamental documents
  • DAVID (Eric), TULKENS (Françoise) et VANDERMEERSCH (Damien): Code de droit international humanitaire, Bruxelles, Bruylant, 2ème éd., 2004, 860 p (available only in French).
  • ROBERTS (Adam) et GUELFF (Richard) (eds.): Documents on the Laws of War, Oxford, Clarendon Press, 2000, 3ème édition, 2000, 765 p.
  • SCHINDLER (Dietrich) and TOMAN (Jiri): The laws of armed conflicts: a collection of conventions, resolutions and other documents. 4th revised and completed ed. Martinus Nijhoff Publishers (2004).
  • Handbook of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, International Committee of the Red Cross/the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, 1994, 13th ed., 937 p
    • B) Commentary of the Geneva Conventions
  • BOTHE (Michael), PARTSCH (Karl J.), SOLF (Waldemar A.): New Rules for Victims of Armed Conflicts: commentary on the two 1977 protocols additional to the Geneva conventions of 1949, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, The Hague, 1982, 746 p.
  • QUÉGUINER (Jean-François): “Commentary on the Protocol additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and relating to the Adoption of an Additional Distinctive Emblem (Protocol III)”, I.R.R.C., No 865, 2007, pp. 175-208.
  • PICTET (Jean) (ed.): Commentary on the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949 for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded and Sick in Armed Forces in the Field, Geneva, International Committee of the Red Cross, 1952, 542 pp.
  • PICTET (Jean) (ed.): Commentary on the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949 relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, Geneva, International Committee of the Red Cross, 1956, 729 pp.
  • PICTET (Jean) (ed.): Commentary on the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949 relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War, Geneva, International Committee of the Red Cross, 1958, 834 pp.
  • PICTET (Jean) (ed.): Commentary on the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949 for the Amelioration of the Condition of Wounded, Sick and Shipwrecked Members of Armed Forces at Sea, Geneva, International Committee of the Red Cross, 1959, 333 pp.
  • PICTET (Jean) (ed.): Commentary on the Additional Protocols of 8 June 1977 to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, Geneva / Dordrecht, International Committee of the Red Cross / Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 1986, 1647 pp.
    • C) Basic Documents in IHL
  • BÉLANGER (Michel): Droit international humanitaire, Paris, Gualino, 2002, 150 p (in French only).
  • BEST (Geoffrey): War and Law since 1945, Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1994, 454 p.
  • BIAD (Ahdelwahab): Droit international humanitaire, Paris, Ellipses, 1999, 122 pp (in French only).
  • BOUCHET SAULNIER (Françoise) : Dictionnaire pratique du droit humanitaire, Paris, La Découverte / Syros, 1998, 420 p (in French only).
  • BUIRETTE (Patricia): Le droit international humanitaire, Paris, La Découverte, 1996, 123 p (in French only).
  • CARIO (Jérôme): Le droit des conflits armés, Panazol, Lavauzelle Éditions, Centre de Recherche des Ecoles de Saint-Cyr, 2002, 192 p (in French only).
  • DAVID (Éric): Principes de droit des conflits armés, Bruxelles, Bruylant, 3e édition, 2002, 994 p (in French only).
  • DETTER (I.): The Law of War, 2 ed., Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000.
  • DEYRA (Michel): L’essentiel du droit des conflits armés, Paris, Gualino, 2002, 130 p (in French only).
  • DINSTEIN (Y.): The Conduct of Hostilities under the Law of International Armed Conflict, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004.
  • DJIENA WEMBOU (Michel-Cyr) & FALL (Daouda): Le droit international humanitaire, théorie générale et réalité africaines, Paris, L’Harmattan, 2000, 431 p (in French only).
  • FLECK Dieter (éd.): Handbook of Humanitarian Law, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1995, 589 p.
  • GASSER (Hans-Peter): International Humanitarian Law: an introduction, Henry Dunant Institute, Geneva/Paul Haupt Publishers, Bern, 1993, 100 pp. Updated by the author in November 1998.
  • GREEN (Leslie C.): Contemporary law of armed conflict, Manchester (USA), New York, Manchester University Press, 2000, 393 p.
  • GREEN (Leslie C.): Essays on the modern law of war, Ardsley, New York, Transnational publishers, 1999, 604 p.
  • GUTMAN (Roy) et RIEFF (David): Crimes of War: What the Public Should Know New York: W.W. Norton, 1999.
  • HAROUEL-BURELOUP (Véronique): Traité de droit humanitaire, Paris, PUF (droit), 2005, 556 p (in French only).
  • KOLB, (Robert): Ius in bello - Le droit international des conflits armés, Helbing, Bâle, Bruylant, Bruxelles, 2003, 299 pp (in French only).
  • KALSHOVEN (Frits) et ZEGVELD (Liesbeth): Constraints on the waging of war; Genève, CICR, 2001, 223 p.
  • NAHLIK (Stanislaw E.): « Précis abrégé de droit international humanitaire », in Revue Internationale de la Croix-Rouge, n° 748, juillet 1984, p. 195-236 (in French only).
  • PICTET (Jean): Développement et principes du droit international humanitaire, Genève / Paris, Institut Henry-Dunant, Pédone, 1983, 117 p (in French only).
  • PROVOST (R.): International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002.
  • ROGERS (Anthony P.V.): Law on the Battlefield, Manchester, Manchester University Press, 1996, 170 p.
  • ROUSSEAU (Charles): Le droit des conflits armés, Paris, Pédone, 1983, 629 p (in French only).
  • SASSÒLI (M.) and BOUVIER (A.): How Does Law Protect in War - Cases and Teaching Material on Contemporary Practice in International Humanitarian Law, Geneva, ICRC, 2nd ed., 2005 (first edition came out in 1999).
  • SWINARSKI (Christophe) (éd.): Studies and Essays on International Humanitarian Law and Red Cross Principles in Honor of Jean Pictet, Dordrecht, Martinus Nijhoff, 1984.
  • TORRELLI (Maurice): Le droit international humanitaire, Paris, PUF, Que Sais-Je? n° 2211, 1989 (2ème édition), 127 p (in French only).
  • VERR (P.), Dictionary of the International Law of Armed Conflict, ICRC, Geneva, 1992, 145 pp.
    • D) Internet Sites
        a) Basic Documents
  • International Committee of the Red Cross: http://www.cicr.org and http://www.cicr.org/dih
  • Customary International humanitarian Law Database: http://www.icrc.org/customary-ihl/eng/docs/home
  • United Nations: http://www.un.org
  • United National High Commission for Human Rights: http://www.ohchr.org
  • United Nations High Commission for Refugees: http://www.unhcr.ch
  • International Court of Justice: http://www.icj-cij.org/
  • International Criminal Court: http://www.icc-cpi.int
  • International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia: http://www.un.org/icty
  • International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda: http://www.ictr.org
  • Web Genocide Documentation Center: http://www.ess.uwe.ac.uk/genocide.htm
  • Human Rights Network International: http://www.hrni.org
  • The American Society of International Law Guide to Electronic Resources for International Law: http://www.asil.org/resource/home.htm
  • The Avalon Project at Yale Law School: http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/lawofwar/lawwar.htm
  • The Fletcher School / Tufts University: http://fletcher.tufts.edu/multilaterals.html
      • b) Analysis and articles on humanitarian law
  • Current events and humanitarian law: http://www.ridi.org/adi/home.html
  • International Committee of the Red Cross: http://www.cicr.org
  • Crimes of War Project: http://www.crimesofwar.org/
  • Humanitarian Policy Group: http://www.odi.org.uk/hpg/
  • Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (Bochum): http://www.ifhv.rub.de
  • International Humanitarian Law Research Initiative: http://www.ihlresearch.org
  • Journal of Humanitarian Assistance: http://www.jha.ac
      • c) Sites of other active organizations in the field of humanitarian law (or a related field)
  • International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies: http://www.ifrc.org
  • United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs: http://ochaonline.un.org/
  • Human Rights Watch: http://www.hrw.org/
  • Amnesty International: http://www.amnesty.org/
  • Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue: http://www.hdcentre.org/
  • Coalition for the International Criminal Court: http://www.iccnow.org
  • International Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commission: http://www.ihffc.org/
  • Geneva Call: http://www.genevacall.org/
  • International Journal of Refugee Law: http://ijrl.oupjournals.org/
  • Doctors Without Borders: http://www.msf.org/
  • No Peace without Justice: http://www.npwj.org
  • Oxfam International: http://www.oxfam.org
  • UNESCO: http://www.unesco.org
  • UNICEF: http://www.unicef.org
      • d) Links and Current Events
  • Current events and international law: http://www.ridi.org/adi/home.html
  • Crimes of War Project: http://www.crimesofwar.org/
  • United Nations High Commission for Refugees: http://www.unhcr.ch
  • International Humanitarian Law Research Initiative: http://www.ihlresearch.org
  • UN System of Organizations: http://www.unsystem.org
  • Paix et Sécurité Internationales: http://www.toile.org/psi/
  • Reliefweb, a project of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs: http://www.reliefweb.int/w/rwb.nsf
  • Reuters Alertnet: http://www.alertnet.org/
  • The Frederick K. Cox International Law Center: http://www.law.case.edu/war-crimes-research-portal/
  • Track Impunity Always (Association suisse contre l’impunité): http://www.trial-ch.org/

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