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Gender, conflict and international humanitarian law : a critique of the 'principle of distinction', Orly Maya Stern

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Gender, conflict and international humanitarian law : a critique of the 'principle of distinction'
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Gender, conflict and international humanitarian law
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a critique of the 'principle of distinction'
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Orly Maya Stern
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eng
Summary
"This book conducts a gendered critique of the 'principle of distinction' in international humanitarian law (IHL), with a focus on recent conflicts in Africa. The 'principle of distinction' is core to IHL, and regulates who can and cannot be targeted in armed conflict. It states that civilians may not be targeted in attack, while combatants and those civilians directly participating in hostilities can be. The law defines what it means to be a combatant and a civilian, and sets out what behaviour constitutes direct participation. Close examination of the origins of the principle reveals that IHL was based on a gendered view of conflict, which envisages men as fighters and women as victims of war. Problematically, this view often does not accord with the reality in 'new wars' today in which women are playing increasingly active roles, often forming the backbone of fighting groups, and performing functions on which armed groups are highly reliant. Using women's participation in 'new wars' in Africa as a study, this volume critically examines the principle through a gendered lens, questioning the extent to which the principle serves to protect women in modern conflicts and how it fails them. By doing so, it questions whether the principle of distinction is suitable to effectively regulate the conduct of hostilities in new wars. This book will be of much interest to students of international law, gender studies, African politics, war and conflict studies, and international relations"--
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Stern, Orly,
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KZ6515
LC item number
.S74 2019
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Routledge studies in humanitarian action
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  • War
  • Combatants and noncombatants (International law)
  • Women and war
  • Women (International law)
  • Humanitarian law
  • Women and war
  • War
  • Humanitarian law
  • Combatants and noncombatants (International law)
  • War
  • Women and war
  • Women (International law)
  • Africa
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Gender, conflict and international humanitarian law : a critique of the 'principle of distinction', Orly Maya Stern
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • The
  • Principle of distinction
  • Women in conflict in Africa
  • Gender and international humanitarian law
  • The
  • Divide between international and non-international armed conflicts : a precursory step to the application of the principle of distinction
  • Applying the principle of distinction to women in African war
  • Does the principle of distinction serve women in modern conflict?
Control code
1047524759
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 242 pages
Isbn
9781138307704
Lccn
2018018195
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1047524759
Label
Gender, conflict and international humanitarian law : a critique of the 'principle of distinction', Orly Maya Stern
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The
  • Principle of distinction
  • Women in conflict in Africa
  • Gender and international humanitarian law
  • The
  • Divide between international and non-international armed conflicts : a precursory step to the application of the principle of distinction
  • Applying the principle of distinction to women in African war
  • Does the principle of distinction serve women in modern conflict?
Control code
1047524759
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 242 pages
Isbn
9781138307704
Lccn
2018018195
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1047524759

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