A discussion of issues of accountability in international law of internal armed groups.
Who is accountable under international law for the acts committed by armed opposition groups? In today's world the majority of political conflicts involve non-state actors attempting to exert political influence (such as overthrowing a government or bringing about secession). Notwithstanding their impact on the course of events, however, we often know little about these groups, and even less about how to treat their actions legally. In this award-winning scholarship, Liesbeth Zegveld examines the need to legally identify the parties involved when internal conflicts arise, and the reality of their demands for rights. Her study draws upon international humanitarian law, human rights law and international criminal law to consider a fundamental question: who is accountable for the acts committed by non-state actors, or for the failure to prevent or repress these acts? This study will be of interest to academics, postgraduate students and professionals involved with armed conflict and international relations.
Table of treaties and declarations; Table of cases; Table of other documents; List of abbreviations; Introduction; Part I. The Normative Gap: 1. Legal restraints on armed opposition groups as such; 2. Substantive obligations of armed opposition groups as such; Part II. The Accountability Gap: 3. Accountability of group leaders; 4. Accountability of armed opposition groups as such; 5. Accountability of the state for acts of armed opposition groups; 6. The quest for accountability; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.
Most conflicts are internal, yet under international law, accountability for acts committed by armed groups is unclear. These groups should be legally identified, argues Liesbeth Zegveld, in this award-winning scholarship. Of interest to academics, postgraduate students and professionals involved with armed conflict and international relations.
Collana: Cambridge Studies in International and Comparative Law
Dimensioni: 228 x 17 x 152 mm
Formato: Paperback / softback
Pagine Arabe: 292