Preface Abbreviations 1. Legality of war and the law of armed conflict 2. History and sources of the law of armed conflict 3. International and non-international armed conflict 4. Hostilities: Their commencement, effects and termination 5. Inter-belligerent relations 6. Lawful combatants 7. Conduct of hostilities: Land 8. Conduct of hostilities: Maritime 9. Conduct of hostilities: Air 10. Prisoners of war 11. The wounded, sick and shipwrecked 12. Civilians 13. The protecting power 14. Civil defence 15. Rights and duties of the occupying power 16. Rights and duties of neutrals 17. Prevention of breaches and supervision of conduct 18. War crimes and grave breaches 19. The law and non-international conflict 20. United Nations operations 21. Basic rules of the law of armed conflict Table of cases Table of treaties
Leslie C. Green is Professor Emeritus and Honorary Professor of Law at the University of Alberta
"'Very solid and meticulous... a highly recommendable reference work.' Centre for Peace and Conflict Research 'up-to-date and comprehensive... no better general introduction to the field can be imagined.' Journal of Peace and Research 'A concise but thorough examination of the whole of the law applicable to internal and international armed conflicts... a book which is both a good text book for the student and a valuable source of references for the specialist.' Cambridge Law Journal"