Which human rights violations or war crimes allegations result in
exclusion from the refugee regime? What human rights protections
apply to someone declared an unlawful combatant? Which human rights
obligations apply to the actions of armed forces acting abroad?
Over the past ten years the content and application of
international law in armed conflict has changed dramatically. An
authoritative and comprehensive study of the role of international
law in armed conflicts, this Oxford Handbook engages in a broad
analysis of international humanitarian law, human rights law,
refugee law, international criminal law, environmental law, and the
law on the use of force. With an international group of expert
contributors, this book has a global, multi-disciplinary
perspective on the place of law in war. The Handbook consists of 35
Chapters in seven parts. Part A provides the historical background
and sets out some of the contemporary challenges. Part B considers
the relevant sources of international law.