Revisiting the Geneva Conventions: 1949-2019

The book is designed to provide an overview of the development, meaning, and nature of international humanitarian law (IHL). It presents a critical review of the protection of the injured, sick and shipwrecked, prisoners of war (POWs) and civilians during times of war, the prevention of forcible transfer of civilians, the four Geneva Conventions from a Third World point of view, the ideals of distinction, proportionality and precaution from the point of view of Islamic law and the issues faced in implementing IHL.

This lucidly written and timely book will greatly benefit anyone interested in the protection of victims of armed conflict.

Contents:
Notes on editors; Notes on contributors; List of acronyms and abbreviations; Preface; Foreword;
International Legal Protection of Persons Affected by War: Challenges and the Way Forward, Md Jahid Hossain Bhuiyan and Borhan Uddin Khan
1 The Development of the Geneva Conventions, Borhan Uddin Khan and Nazmuzzaman Bhuian
2 The Legal Status and Protection of the Rights of Prisoners of War, Md Jahid Hossain Bhuiyan
3 The Prohibition of Deportation and Forcible Transfer of Civilian Populations in the Fourth Geneva Convention and Beyond, Etienne Henry
4 Combatants Aboard Medical Aircraft Who Fall into the Hands of a Neutral Power – the Scope of Their Liability to Detention Under the 1949 Geneva Conventions and the 1977 Additional Protocol I, Yutaka Arai-Takahashi
5 Forced Transfer of Aliens during Armed Conflicts, Pablo Antonio Fernández Sánchez
6 The Geneva Conventions and Non-International Armed Conflicts, Noelle Higgins
7 Four Geneva Conventions of 1949: A Third World View, Srinivas Burra
8 Criminalising Rape and Sexual Violence in Armed Conflicts: Evolving Criminality and Culpability from the Geneva Conventions to the Bangladesh International Crimes Trial, M Rafiqul Islam
9 Principles of Distinction, Proportionality and Precautions under the Geneva Conventions: The Perspective of Islamic Law, Mohd Hisham Mohd Kamal
10 Implementation of International Humanitarian Law and the Current Challenges, Borhan Uddin Khan and Nakib Muhammad Nasrullah
11 The Geneva Conventions and Enforcement of International Humanitarian Law, Derek Jinks
Index.

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Md Jahid Hossain Bhuiyan, Ph.D. The University of Queensland, Australia, is an Associate Professor at the Department of Law and Justice, Southeast University, Bangladesh. He is co-editor of An Introduction to International Refugee Law (MNP, 2013).

Borhan Uddin Khan, Ph.D. School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, is a Professor at the Department of Law, University of Dhaka. He is co-author of Protection of Minorities: Regimes, Norms and Issues in South Asia (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012).
"This publication is "intended as a global commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the four Geneva Conventions"… Many of the authors as well as the editors are from Asian institutions and much of the content is written from an Islamic point of view, which makes this publication quite unique…the work is a valuable contribution to every international law lawyer’s or scholar's bookshelf, and it would also be worthwhile for governments to take note of its content."
Christa Rautenbach, Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal (2020)(23)
Foreword
Preface
List of Acronyms and Abbreviations
Notes on Editors
Notes on Contributors

International Legal Protection of Persons Affected by War: Challenges and the Way Forward
Md Jahid Hossain Bhuiyan and Borhan Uddin Khan

1 The Development of the Geneva Conventions
Borhan Uddin Khan and Mohammad Nazmuzzaman Bhuian
2 The Legal Status and Protection of the Rights of Prisoners of War
Md Jahid Hossain Bhuiyan
3 The Prohibition of Deportation and Forcible Transfer of Civilian Populations in the Fourth Geneva Convention and Beyond
Etienne Henry
4 Persons aboard Medical Aircraft Who Fall into the Hands of a Neutral Power – the Scope of Their Liability to Detention under the 1949 Geneva Conventions and the 1977 Additional Protocol i
Yutaka Arai-Takahashi
5 Forced Transfer of Aliens during Armed Conflicts
Pablo Antonio Fernández Sánchez
6 The Geneva Conventions and Non-International Armed Conflicts
Noelle Higgins
7 Four Geneva Conventions of 1949: a Third World View
Srinivas Burra
8 Criminalising Rape and Sexual Violence in Armed Conflicts: Evolving Criminality and Culpability from the Geneva Conventions to the Bangladesh International Crimes Trial
M Rafiqul Islam
9 Principles of Distinction, Proportionality and Precautions under the Geneva Conventions: the Perspective of Islamic Law
Mohd Hisham Mohd Kamal
10 Implementation of International Humanitarian Law and the Current Challenges
Borhan Uddin Khan and Nakib M. Nasrullah
11 The Geneva Conventions and Enforcement of International Humanitarian Law
Derek Jinks

Index
The book will be of interest to a wide audience, including scholars, academics, students, professionals in humanitarian security in the field, and military officials.