Weapons and the law of armed conflict

Boothby, William H
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  • Creator William H. Boothby
  • Format Books
  • Publication Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
  • Physical Details
    • xlviii, 412 pages ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 0199569940, 9780199569946
  • OCLC ocn310154671


  • Includes bibliographical references (pages [389]-403) and index.


  • The evolution of the law of weaponry -- Components of the international law of weaponry -- The use of weapons and the law of targeting -- Customary principles-superfluous injury and unnecessary suffering -- Customary principles-indiscriminate weapons -- Weapons and the environment -- Conventional Weapons Convention -- Poison, poisoned weapons, asphyxiating gases, biological and chemical weapons -- Firearms, bullets, and analogous projectiles -- The rules relating to mines, booby-traps, and other devices -- Rules relating to other specific technologies -- Nuclear weapons -- Applying weapons law to particular weapon systems -- Cluster munitions -- Weapons in sea warfare -- Unexploded and abandoned weapons -- Non-international armed conflict -- Compliance with international weapons law -- Technology, humanitarian concern, and international weapons law -- The future of weapons law
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