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Counterinsurgency Law: New Directions in Asymmetric Warfare

William Banks


This book explores, from an interdisciplinary legal and policy perspective, the multiple challenges that counterinsurgency operations pose today to the rule of law—international, humanitarian, human rights, criminal, and domestic. Addressing the considerable challenges for the future of armed conflict, each chapter explores the premise that in counterinsurgency operations, international humanitarian law, human rights law, international law more generally, and domestic national security laws do not provide adequate legal and policy coverage and guidance for multiple reasons, many of which are e ... More

Keywords: counterinsurgency, rule of law, human rights law, armed conflict, international humanitarian law, international law, national security, 9/11

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Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199941445
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199941445.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

William Banks, author
Professor of Law, Syracuse University College of Law, Syracuse, NY, U.S.A.

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1 Converging Paradigms in Contemporary Armed Conflict: Framing Problems of COIN

2 Reunifying the Laws of Armed Conflict: Noninternational Conflict and Coin Operations

3 Protecting Civilians and Risking the Force in Coin

5 Valor’s Vices

Peter Margulies*

6 Agency of Risk

Chris Jenks2

4 New Problems for Unconventional Battlefields

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