Dinstein, Yoram. The Conduct of Hostilities Under the Law of International Armed Conflict. [Cambridge]: Cambridge University Press, . xx, 275 pp. ISBN 0521834368. Hardbound. New. $95. * This companion volume to the author's seminal War, Aggression and Self-Defence focuses on issues arising in the course of hostilities between states, with an emphasis on the most recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Dinstein's main themes are lawful and unlawful combatants, war crimes, prohibited weapons, the distinction between combatants and civilians, legitimate military objectives and the protection of the environment and cultural property. Numerous specific topics that have attracted much interest in recent hostilities are addressed, such as human shields, feigned surrenders, collateral damage and proportionality, belligerent reprisals and weapons of mass destruction.
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