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