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Weapons and the Law of Armed Conflict

William Boothby


This book is about the law of armed conflict governing the use of weapons. It interprets these rules and discusses the factors influencing future developments in weapons law. After relating the historical evolution of weapons law, the book discusses the important customary principles that are the foundation of the subject, and gives a condensed account of the law that exists on the use of weapons. Thereafter, the treaties and customary rules applying to particular categories of weapon are stated and explained article by article and rule by rule in a series of chapters. The legal review of weap ... More

Keywords: weapons, treaties, customary law, weapons reviews, law of armed conflict, development, technology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199569946
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569946.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

William Boothby, author
Officer of the Royal Air Force Legal Branch