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New Rules for Victims of Armed Conflicts

Commentary on the Two 1977 Protocols Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 1949. Second Edition. Reprint revised by Michael Bothe

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Michael Bothe

It is a major cultural achievement that violence in armed conflicts is restrained by international legal rules. As the nature of these conflicts changes, these rules have to be adapted accordingly in order to provide effective protection for the victims. The adoption of the two Protocols Additional to the Geneva Conventions in 1977 was a major step in this development. The authors, who were involved in the negotiation of these two treaties, give a first hand account of the meaning of the text and the intent of the negotiators. The book is, thus, an important tool to better understand and implement these treaties which have proved their salutary importance in the all too many conflicts during the last decades. The current volume is a revised reprint, with new introductory materials, of the original text published in 1982.

Edited by Michael Bothe and Thomas Doerschel

This reference work contains a systematic collection of the most essential documents relating to peacekeeping in its widest sense, concentrating on efforts within the United Nations' framework. It contains the text of former UN Secretary General Boutros Boutros Ghali's Agenda for Peace, the related supplement, the comprehensive texts of the most relevant model peace missions agreements, the texts of all authorization resolutions, as well as an index of all UNSC resolutions dealing with peacekeeping. It also contains the texts of the UN Use of Force resolutions relating to Korea, Iraq, Somalia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Rwanda and Haiti. It is an essential reference work for researchers, international and non-governmental organizations, and students involved in peacekeeping.

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Edited by Michael Bothe and Boris Kondoch

International Peacekeeping is devoted to reporting upon and analyzing international peacekeeping with an emphasis upon legal and policy issues. It provides the interested public - civil servants, politicians, the military, academics, journalists, and others - with an up-to-date source of information on peacekeeping, enabling them to keep abreast of the most important developments in the field. This is achieved not only by the provision of 'basic documents' (on CD ROM), such as Security Council Resolutions or Reports from the UN Secretary-General, but also by expert commentaries on world events connected with peacekeeping operations. Thus, International Peacekeeping not only has a recording and documentary function, for those who wish to be kept well-informed, but also plays a role in forming opinions on the further development of peacekeeping as an instrument. Peacekeeping is treated in a pragmatic light, seen as a form of international military cooperation for the preservation or restoration of international peace and security, attention being focused primarily on UN peacekeeping operations.
This yearbook is the continuation of the journal International Peacekeeping.

Boris Kondoch and Michael Bothe