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About the Book

International Law and Armed Conflict: Fundamental Principles and Contemporary Challenges in the Law of War

Laurie Blank, Emory University School of Law
Gregory P. Noone, Fairmont State University

2013.  730 pages.  ISBN: 978-1-4548-1772-7.

With Teacherís Manual.

About the Book

Experienced authors with over 35 years combined teaching and working in the field use fundamental principles and sources of the law of armed conflict to guide discussion about contemporary and future concerns. Students can gain a solid foundation in the law and develop the tools they need to analyze complex legal problems.  International Law and Armed Conflict shows how the law informs operational and policy decision-making. Placing the law of armed conflict in context with related fields, such as human rights law and national security law, the text provides a complete framework for understanding legal paradigms during and after conflict. Innovative materials and a helpful Teacherís Manual allow flexibility across a range of class scenarios, from a stand-alone course to part of a broader survey class. 

Features of International Law and Armed Conflict: Fundamental Principles and Contemporary Challenges in the Law of War:

  • experienced authors Ė more than 35 years combined teaching and working in the military, think tanks, and academia
  • uses fundamental principles and sources of the law to inform discussion on contemporary and future questions
  • gives a solid foundation in the law
  • provides analytical tools needed to analyze complex legal situations and problems 
  • shows how the law impacts operational and policy decision-making
  • ties the law of armed conflict to related fields
  • connects human rights law and national security law
  • provides a framework for understanding legal paradigms during and after conflict
  • offers innovative tools and materials 
  • supports faculty teaching a stand-alone class 
  • supports a broader class on a range of related topics
  • helpful Teacherís Manual designed for flexibility in a range of class scenarios
  • additional sources
  • discussion points
  • key background information