The 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees and Its 1967 Protocol

A Commentary

Author: Andreas Zimmermann

Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Category: Law

Page: 1799

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'.. this work is intended to provide an in-depth analysis of each and every provision of the 1951 Convention and its 1967 Protocol. Special contributions on topics that cut across various provisions or that provide an overview over developments in certain regions of the world complement this Commentary.'

Commentary on the Second Geneva Convention

Convention (II) for the Amelioration of the Condition of Wounded, Sick and Shipwrecked Members of Armed Forces at Sea

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Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Category: Law

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View: 557

The application and interpretation of the four Geneva Conventions of 1949 have developed significantly in the sixty years since the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) first published its Commentaries on these important humanitarian treaties. To promote a better understanding of, and respect for, this body of law, the ICRC commissioned a comprehensive update of its original Commentaries, of which this is the second volume. Its preparation was coordinated by Jean-Marie Henckaerts, ICRC legal adviser and head of the project to update the Commentaries. The Second Convention is a key text of international humanitarian law. It contains the essential rules on the protection of the wounded, sick and shipwrecked at sea, those assigned to their care, and the vessels used for their treatment and evacuation. This article-by-article Commentary takes into account developments in the law and practice to provide up-to-date interpretations of the Convention. The new Commentary has been reviewed by humanitarian-law practitioners and academics from around the world, including naval experts. It is an essential tool for anyone working or studying within this field.

Challenging Immigration Detention

Academics, Activists and Policy-makers

Author: Michael J. Flynn

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

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Page: 352

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Immigration detention is an important global phenomenon increasingly practiced by states across the world in which human rights violations are commonplace. Challenging Immigration Detention introduces readers to various disciplines that have addressed immigration detention in recent years and how these experts have sought to challenge underlying causes and justifications for detention regimes. Contributors provide an overview of the key issues addressed in their disciplines, discuss key points of contention, and seek out linkages and interactions with experts from other fields.

Human Rights and the Refugee Definition

Comparative Legal Practice and Theory

Author: Bruce Burson

Publisher: BRILL

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Category: Political Science

Page: 428

View: 541

In Human Rights and the Refugee Definition, Burson and Cantor bring together over a dozen contributions that add a fine-grained comparative perspective to the debate on whether, or how, interpretation of the refugee definition should take account of human rights law.

The Statute of the International Court of Justice

A Commentary

Author: Andreas Zimmermann

Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Category: Law

Page: 1745

View: 820

The International Court of Justice is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations. The composition of the ICJ, its jurisdiction, and procedure are based on the Statute of the International Court of Justice. This updated Commentary analyses the provisions of the Statute and the case law of the ICJ to guide its interpretation.