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Humanizing the Laws of War: Selected Writings of Richard Baxter

Richard Baxter, Detlev F. Vagts, Theodor Meron, Stephen M. Schwebel, and Charles Keever

Abstract

This book celebrates the scholarship of Richard Baxter, former Judge of the International Court of Justice and former Professor of International Law at Harvard Law School. The volume brings together Professor Baxter’s writings on the laws of war, on which he was one of the most influential scholars of the twentieth century. The collection of writings contained in this book makes his exceptional writings available to scholars and students in the field. His work remains timely and relevant to today’s issues, and offers many analyses which have been borne out in subsequent years. It includes, amo ... More

Keywords: Richard Baxter, International Court of Justice, Harvard Law School, laws of war, Geneva Conventions, human rights, legal problems, international military command

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199680252
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199680252.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard Baxter, author
Former Judge of the International Court of Justice; Former Professor of Harvard Law School

Detlev F. Vagts, editor
Emeritus Bemis Professor of International Law, Harvard University

Theodor Meron, editor
President, International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia

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Introduction

Detlev F. Vagts, Theodor Meron, Stephen M. Schwebel, and Charles Keever

1 The Duty of Obedience to the Belligerent Occupant*

Detlev F. Vagts, Theodor Meron, Stephen M. Schwebel, and Charles Keever

5 The Geneva Conventions of 1949*

Detlev F. Vagts, and Theodor Meron

6 The First Modern Codification of the Law of War

Detlev F. Vagts, and Theodor Meron

7 Forces for Compliance with the Law of War*

Detlev F. Vagts, and Theodor Meron

8 Legal Aspects of the Geneva Protocol of 1925* †

Detlev F. Vagts, and Theodor Meron

10 A Skeptical Look at the Concept of Terrorism*

Detlev F. Vagts, and Theodor Meron

12 The Law of War*

Detlev F. Vagts, Theodor Meron, Stephen M. Schwebel, and Charles Keever

14 Ius in Bello Interno: The Present and Future Law* **

Detlev F. Vagts, and Theodor Meron

16 Humanitarian Law or Humanitarian Politics? The 1974 Diplomatic Conference on Humanitarian Law*

Detlev F. Vagts, Theodor Meron, Stephen M. Schwebel, and Charles Keever

17 Armistices and Other Forms of Suspension of Hostilities* **

Detlev F. Vagts, Theodor Meron, Stephen M. Schwebel, and Charles Keever

18 Human Rights in War*

Detlev F. Vagts, and Theodor Meron

19 Modernizing the Law of War* **

Detlev F. Vagts, and Theodor Meron

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