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Rules of Engagement and the International Law of Military Operations

J.F.R. Boddens Hosang

Abstract

This study analyses the role and function of the rules on the use of force (rules of engagement (ROE)) for military operations in terms of the interaction between the various bodies of international and national law applicable to such operations and the actual conduct of the operations in question. It explains how ROE act as a linchpin between the law, including the academic study of the law, and the actual conduct of military operations in practice. In order to structure this analysis and explanation, the book offers a brief introduction to general concepts related to rules on the use of forc ... More

Keywords: rules of engagement, humanitarian law, human rights law, military law, law of war, criminal law, military operations, international law, self-defence law, international law of military operations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780198853886
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198853886.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

J.F.R. Boddens Hosang, author
Deputy Director of Legal Affairs, Netherlands Ministry of Defence