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Conduct Becoming and Unbecoming

Clark Ian

in Waging War

Published in print April 1988 | ISBN: 9780198273257
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191684012 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198273257.003.0005
Conduct Becoming and Unbecoming

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This chapter analyses the regulation of warfare. It begins by discussing the nature of war crimes and the associated problem of responsibility for their perpetration. The chapter then examines the case of guerrilla or insurgency warfare and explores the difficulties of applying the rules of war to a non-conventional military environment. Finally, it reviews the two principal modes for the restraint of war – restrictions on weapons and targets – and the difficulties created by their implementation.

Keywords: regulation; warfare; war crimes; guerrilla; insurgency; restrictions; weapons; targets

Chapter.  10639 words. 

Subjects: International Relations

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