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Proportionality in International Law

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The first comprehensive treatment of proportionality to combine abstract philosophical and legal analysis with highly emotive contemporary combat casesDiscusses how proportionality applies to the history of the Just War tradition, and emerging human rights issuesOffers a unique interdisciplinary approach to solving the difficult problem of human shields, use of drones, cyber war techniques, and counterinsurgency tacticsProvides practical advice to practitioners, and military officials faced with proportionality concernsIncludes case studies from the perspective of those who make decisions in the midst of armed conflict, bringing analytic rigor as well as sensitivity to the debateContrasts the applications of proportionality in both jus ad bellum and within jus in bello

Authors: Newton Michael, May Larry
Pages: 340
ISBN: 9780199355051
Cover: Paperback
Edition Number: 1
Release Year: 2014

Michael Newton is Professor of the Practice of Law at Vanderbilt University Law School. He formerly taught at the United States Military Academy at West Point and at the Judge Advocate General's School and Center. Professor Newton has written extensively about use of force issues, international jurisprudence, and the enforcement of international law. His co-authored work, Enemy of the State: The Trial and Execution of Saddam Hussein (with Michael Scharf) won book-of-the-year honors from the American Section of International Association of Penal Law. He also won Article of Year honors in 2011 for his article entitled Evolving Equality: The Development of the International Defense Bar, published in the Stanford Journal of International Law.

Larry May is the W. Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy, Professor of Law, and Professor of Political Science at Vanderbilt University. He has published over thirty books, including book length studies of each of the fours crimes under the ICC's jurisdiction. His books have won awards in philosophy, law, and international relations. He has also published extensively on the history of the Just War tradition, especially on the work of Grotius and Hobbes.

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