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Cinema, news media and perception management of the Gaza conflicts
Shohini Chaudhuri

manipulation of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) In UK reportage, any criticism of Israel, either from politicians or NGOs, tends to be couched in the rhetoric of ‘disproportionate response’, a language of condemnation that derives from a branch of international law known as International Humanitarian Law (IHL) or the ‘laws of war’. IHL places restraints on warfare methods to

in Global humanitarianism and media culture
The forensic and political lives of secondary mass graves in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Admir Jugo and Sari Wastell

investigation, and not every grave is created for 146   Admir Jugo and Sari Wastell the same purpose. Criminal mass graves here constitute graves that are a result of a burial of extrajudicial, summary, or arbitrary executions that break international humanitarian law and human rights laws. Non-criminal mass graves are for the practical purpose of temporary storage of human remains after disasters and crises, before the remains can be properly disposed of and buried at a later date. Remains placed in these mass graves are often tagged with a specific identification reference

in Human remains and identification
A twenty-first century trial?
Dominic McGoldrick

Tribunal will write only one chapter, the most bloody one, the most heartbreaking one as well; the chapter of individual responsibility of the perpetrators of serious violations of international humanitarian law. It is up to other courts to make the moral, historical, or even psychological diagnosis of the accused and to analyse the social, economic, and political dynamic which constituted the basic fabric of the crimes that we are going to consider.61 Even accepting her caveat, it is a heavy burden to bear. Notes I am grateful to Steve Wheatley, Steve Cooper, and

in Domestic and international trials, 1700–2000
Alexis Heraclides and Ada Dialla

(Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001), 8. 16 M. Barnett, Empire of Humanity: A History of Humanitarianism (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2011), 76–94. 17 D. Schindler, ‘International Humanitarian Law: Its Remarkable Development and Its Persistent Violation’, Journal of the History of International Law , 5 (2003), 166

in Humanitarian intervention in the long nineteenth century
Rousseau’s and nationalism
Mads Qvortrup

from the efforts made to prevent them’ (III: 603). Rousseau’s immediate solution – though hardly philosophically spectacular – was the establishment of a mechanism for protecting civilians (what international lawyers call the doctrine of non-combatant immunity). While this proposal falls short of the grandeur of utopian ideals – such as presented by Kant in Zum Ewigen Frieden – it is testament to the power of political ideas that it was Rousseau’s idea, which (at least indirectly) led to the establishment of international humanitarian law (Best 1980: 56–8). However

in The political philosophy of Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Yehonatan Alsheh

the context of the requirements of international humanitarian law, aims to reconstruct, from whatever inscriptions it happened to leave on the corpse, the concrete resonance of the biological life system and the political social system in a particular historical moment. HRMV.indb 34 01/09/2014 17:28:34 The biopolitics of corpses  35 Conclusion Biopolitics is the historically specific structural coupling of the political social system and the biological life system. This structural coupling, which is always historically specific, is both inscribed on corpses of

in Human remains and mass violence
The analytical framework
Eşref Aksu

codification of international humanitarian law. Given that several victims of violence around the world suffer from violence which does not stem from ‘wars’ in the classic sense of the term, it was necessary to find a way to bring them under the protection of codified humanitarian laws. Yet what is not clearly international cannot be easily labelled ‘internal’ or

in The United Nations, intra-state peacekeeping and normative change
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‘Case history’ on violence against women, and against women’s rights to health and to reproductive health
Sara De Vido

The anamnesis, which in medical terms mainly consists in case history, provides a legal analysis of around 70 decisions taken by domestic and regional human rights courts, and UN treaty bodies, relevant for the two dimensions at the core of the book, the horizontal, ‘interpersonal’ dimension and the vertical, ‘state policies’ dimension. The first dimension includes cases on domestic violence, rape in peacetime and female genital mutilation. The second dimension explores cases on abortion, involuntary sterilisation, maternal health and emergency contraception. The chapter examines the decisions following three axes/questions: Who are the applicants? In which ways was women’s health relevant in the decision? What reparations, if any, were granted? The book does not aim to elaborate a database of jurisprudence but to reflect on legal issues arising from selected decisions to elaborate the concept of violence against women’s health in chapter 2.

in Violence against women’s health in international law