Suggested readings:

BEST Geoffrey, War and Law since 1945, Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1994, 454 pp.

BOUCHET-SAULNIER Françoise, The Practical Guide to Humanitarian Law, Lanham (Maryland), Oxford, Rowman & Littlefield, 2007, 2nd ed., 555 pp.

BUIRETTE Patricia & LAGRANGE Philippe, Le droit international humanitaire, Paris, La Découverte, 2008, 122 pp.

CARIO Jérôme, Le droit des conflits armés, Panazol, Lavauzelle Éditions, Centre de Recherche des Écoles de Saint-Cyr, 2002, 192 pp.

DAVID Éric, Principes de droit des conflits armés, Brussels, Bruylant, 4th ed., 2008, 1117 pp.

DEYRA Michel, Le droit dans la guerre, Paris, Gualino, 2009, 283 pp.

DINSTEIN Yoram, The Conduct of Hostilities under the Law of International Armed Conflict, Cambridge, CUP, 2010, 320 pp.

DJIENA WEMBOU Michel-Cyr & FALL Daouda, Le droit international humanitaire, théorie générale et réalités africaines, Paris, L’Harmattan, 2000, 431 pp.

FLECK Dieter (ed.), Handbook of Humanitarian Law, Oxford, OUP, 2nd ed., 2008, 770 pp.

GARDAM Judith, Humanitarian Law, Aldershot, Ashgate, 1999, 570 pp. GASSER Hans-Peter, International Humanitarian Law, an Introduction, Geneva, Henry-Dunant Institute, 1993, 92 pp.

GREEN Leslie C., Contemporary Law of Armed Conflict, 3rd ed., Manchester (USA), New York, Manchester University Press, 2008, 434 pp.

GREENWOOD Christopher, Essays on War in International Law, London, Cameron May, 2006, 700 pp.

HAROUEL-BURELOUP Véronique, Traité de droit humanitaire, Paris, PUF, 2005, 556 pp.

HENCKAERTS Jean-Marie & DOSWALD-BECK Louise, Customary International Humanitarian Law, Cambridge/Geneva, CUP/ICRC, 2005, 3 Vol., 5032 pp.

KALSHOVEN Frits & ZEGVELD Liesbeth, Constraints on the Waging of War, Geneva, ICRC, 2001, 223 pp.

KEWLEY Gretchen, Humanitarian Law in Armed Conflicts, Collingwood, 1984, 63 pp.

KOLB Robert, Ius in bello – Le droit international des conflits armés: Précis, Basel, Helbing Lichtenhahn; Brussels, Bruylant, 2nd ed., 2009, 551 pp.

KOLB Robert, HYDE Richard, An Introduction to the International Law of Armed Conflicts, Oxford-Portland, Oregon, Hart, 2008, 348 pp.

OPPENHEIM Lassa, “International Law: A Treatise”, in LAUTERPACHT Hersch (ed.), Vol. II, Disputes, War and Neutrality, London, Longman, 7th ed., 1952, 941 pp.

PICTET Jean, Development and Principles of International Humanitarian Law, The Hague, Geneva, M. Nijhoff, Henry-Dunant Institute, 1985, 99 pp.

RODRIGUEZ-VILLASANTE Y PRIETO José Luis, Derecho internacional humanitario, Valencia, Tirant lo Blanch, Spanish Red Cross, 2nd ed., 2007, 1006 pp.

ROGERS Anthony P.V., Law on the Battlefield, 2nd ed., Manchester, Manchester University Press, 2004, 269 pp.

ROUSSEAU Charles, Le droit des conflits armés, Paris, Pedone, 1983, 629 pp.

SOLIS Gary, The Law of Armed Conflict: International Humanitarian Law in War, Cambridge, CUP, 2010, 659 pp.

Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, ABC of International Humanitarian Law, Berne, Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, 2009, 44 pp.

Further readings:

BALENCIÉ Jean-Marc & LA GRANGE Arnaud de, Les nouveaux mondes rebelles: conflits, terrorisme et contestations, Paris, Michalon, 2005, 503 pp.

BELANGER Michel, Droit international humanitaire général, Paris, Gualino, 2nd ed., 2007, 156 pp.

BIAD Abdelwahab, Droit international humanitaire, Paris, Ellipses, 2nd ed., 2006, 139 pp.

BULA-BULA Sayeman, Droit international humanitaire, Louvain-la-Neuve, Bruylant-Academia, 2010, 402 pp.

CASSESE Antonio, Violence and Law in the Modern Age, Cambridge, Oxford, Polity Press, Blackwell, 1988, 194 pp.

FRIEDMAN Leon (ed.), The Law of War, A Documentary History, New York, Random House, 2 Vol., 1972, 912 pp.

GREEN Leslie C., Essays on the Modern Law of War, Ardsley, New York, Transnational Publishers, 1999, 604 pp.

GREENSPAN Morris, The Modern Law of Land Warfare, Berkeley & Los Angeles, University of California Press, 1959, 724 pp.

GUTMAN Roy, RIEFF David & DWORKIN Anthony (eds), Crimes of War, What the Public Should Know, London, Norton, 2nd ed., 2007, 447 pp.

ENGDAHL Ola & WRANGE Pal (eds), Law at War: The Law as it Was and the Law as it Should Be, Liber Amicorum Ove Bring, Leiden, Boston, M. Nijhoff, 2008, 325 pp.

ISHOY Rikke, Handbook on the Practical Use of International Humanitarian Law, 2nd edition, Kobenhavn, Danish Red Cross, October 2008, 142 pp.

KALDOR Mary, New and Old Wars, Organized Violence in a Global Era, Stanford, Stanford University Press, 1999, 206 pp.

KALSHOVEN Frits, Reflections on the Law of War: Collected Essays, Leiden, Boston, M. Nijhoff, 2007, 1115 pp.

McCOUBREY Hilaire, International Humanitarian Law – The Regulation of Armed Conflicts, Dartmouth, 1990, 227 pp.

McCOURBEY Hilaire, International Humanitarian Law: Modern Developments in the Limitation of Warfare, Aldershot [etc], Dartmouth, Ashgate, 2nd ed., 1998, 326 pp.

MACDOUGAL Myres S. & FELICIANO Florentino P., The International Law of War: Transnational Coercion and World Public Order, Dordrecht, M. Nijhoff; New Haven, New Haven Press, 2nd ed., 1994, 872 pp.

MEYER Michael A. (ed.), Armed Conflict and the New Law: Aspects of the 1977 GenevaProtocols and the 1981 Weapons Convention, London, British Institute of International and Comparative Law, 1989, 298 pp.

NAHLIK Stanislaw E., “A Brief Outline of International Humanitarian Law”, in IRRC, No. 241, July 1984, pp. 187-226.

NEFF Stephen, War and the Law of Nations: a General History, Cambridge, CUP 2005, 443 pp.

PAUST Jordan J., BASSIOUNI M. Cherif, SCHARF Michael, GURULÉ Jimmy, SADAT Leila, ZAGARIS Bruce & WILLIAMS Sharon A., Human Rights Module on Crimes Against Humanity, Genocide, Other Crimes Against Human Rights, and War Crimes, Durham, Carolina Academic Press, 2001, 369 pp.

SCHWARZENBERGER Georg, International Law as Applied by International Courts and Tribunals – The Law of Armed Conflict, London, Stevens & Sons, Vol. II, 1968, 881 pp.

SOLF Waldemar A. & ROACH Ashley, Index of International Humanitarian Law, Geneva, ICRC, 1987, 283 pp.

Compilation of documents: 

CAREY John, DUNLAP William & PRITCHARD John (eds), VEUTHEY Michel, LAVOYER Jean-Philippe [et al.], International Humanitarian Law, Ardsley, New York, Transnational Publishers, 2003-2006, 3 Vol. (338, 367, 387 pp.)

DAVID Éric, TULKENS Françoise & VANDERMEERSCH Damien, Code de droit international humanitaire, textes réunis au 1er janvier 2010, Brussels, Bruylant, 4th ed., 2010, 972 pp.

FORREST MARTIN Francisco, International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law: Treaties, Cases and Analysis, Cambridge, CUP, 2006, 990 pp.

HAROUEL Véronique, Grands textes de droit humanitaire, Paris, PUF, Que Sais-je ?, No. 3604, 2001, 127 pp.

O’CONNELL Mary Ellen, International Law and the Use of Force, New York, Foundation Press, 2005, 618 pp.

PERRAKIS Stelios & MAROUDA Maria-Daniella, Armed Conflicts and International Humanitarian Law: 150 Years after Solferino: Acquis and Prospects, Athènes, Sakkoulas; Brussels, Bruylant, European Centre for Research and Training on Human Rights and Humanitarian Action, 2009, 653 pp.

ROBERTS Adam & GUELFF Richard, Documents on the Laws of War, Oxford, Clarendon Press, 3rd ed., 2000, 765 pp.

SCHINDLER Dietrich & TOMAN Jiri (ed.), The Laws of Armed Conflicts, A Collection of Conventions, Resolutions and Other Documents, Leiden, Boston, M. Nijhoff, 4th ed., 2004, 1493 pp.


“Bibliography 1998-1999: International Humanitarian Law”, in YIHL, Vol. 2, 1999, pp. 571-607.

Bibliography of International Humanitarian Law Applicable in Armed Conflicts [Compiled by Huong Thi Huynh under Jiri Toman’s direction; Foreword by Jean Pictet], Geneva, ICRC, Henry-Dunant Institute, 2nd ed., 1987, 604 pp. 

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