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Foreign & International Law: Humanitarian Law

Humanitarian Online Sources

Internet Resources

About Humanitarian Law

"Humanitarian Law" refers to the permissible means of warfare and the treatment/protection of protected classes of persons.

Humanitarian Law Topics


Just Post Bellum


International Organizations

Use of Force

Threat of Force

Self Defense

Non-International Armed Conflict

Responsibility to Protect


Methods and Means


Protected Persons




Cultural Property

Prize, Booty

Humanitarian Law Sources

Protected Persons

   Prisoners of War

      Els Debuf, Captured in War: Lawful Internment in Armed Conflict (2013).  KZ6519.D43 2013b

   Religious Personnel

      Els Debuf, Captured in War: Lawful Internment in Armed Conflict (2013).  KZ6519.D43 2013b


      Eboe-Osuji, Chile, International Law and Sexual Violence in Armed Conflicts (2012).  KZ7162 .E26 2012

      Judith G. Gardam & Michelle J. Jarvis, Women, Armed Conflict and International Law (2001).  KZ6471.G37 2001

      Inal, Tuba, Looting and Rape in Wartime: Law and Change in International Relations (2013).  KZ7162. I53 2013

   Wounded and Sick


   International Humanitarian Law and the Changing Technology of War (Dan Saxon, ed., 2013).  KZ6471.I569 2013

Cultural Property

Arms Control & Disarament

Peace & Neutrality (Law of Neutrality)

International Peace Operations

Enforcement of International Humanitarian Law-


Distinction, Humanity, Necessity, and Proportionality

Collective Security

Conduct of War/Law of Armed Conflict


Command Responsibility

Armed Non-State Actors



Protected Persons

  Non-Combatants/ Civilian Populations

News Personnel

   Prisoners of War

   Religious Personnel



Peace Operations

Humanitarian Aid

Humanitarian Law & Courts


Humanitarian Law Issues

Child Soldiers

   Mark A. Drumbl, Reimagining Child Soldiers in International Law and Policy (2012).  K4725.D78 2012

  Julie McBride, The War Crime of Child Soldier Recruitment (2014).  KZ6418.3 .M33 2014

   Ann-Charlotte Nilsson, Children and Youth in Armed Conflict (2013).  K639.N55 2013

Cyber Warfare

 Susan W. Brenner, Cyberthreats and the Decline of the Nation-State (2014).  K5215 .B743 2014

  Marco Roscini, Cyber Operations and athe Use of Force in International Law (2014).  K564 .C6 .R67

  Scott J. Shackelford, Managing Cyber Attacks in International Law, Business, and Relations (2014).  KZ6718.S53 2014

National Courts

   Sharon Weill, The Role of National Courts in Applying International Humanitarian Law (2014).  KZ6471.W45 2014


   William H. Boothby, The Law of Targeting (2012).  KZ6515.B66 2012

   Ian Henderson, The Contemporary Law of Targeting: Military Objectives, Proportionality and Precautions in Attack Under Additional Protocol I (2009).  KZ5624.H546 2009


  Steven J. Barela, International Law, New Diplomacy and Counterterrorism: An Interdisciplinary Study of Legitimacy (2014).  KZ7220 .B37 2014

 The Fundamentals of Counterterrorism Law (Lynne Zusman. ed. 2014).  KZ7220.F86 2014


  Michelle Farrell, The Prohibition of Torture in Exceptional Circumstances (2013).  KZ7170 .F37 2013


  Weapons Under International Human Rights Law (Stuart Casey-Maslen, ed. 2014).  KZ5645 .W43

Child Soldiers

Cyber Warfare


Human Rights

Private Military Companies

Rights & International Wars

Recommended Electronic Legal Resources

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