Hugo Grotius on the Law of War and Peace

Student Edition
Author: Hugo Grotius,Stephen C. Neff
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521128129
Category: Law
Page: 548
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Despite its significant influence on international law, international relations, natural law and political thought in general, Grotius's Law of War and Peace has been virtually unavailable for many decades. Stephen Neff's edited and annotated version of the text rectifies this situation. Containing the substantive portion of the classic text, but shorn of extraneous material, this edited and annotated edition of one of the classic works of Western legal and political thought is intended for students and teachers in four primary areas: history of international law, history of political thought, history of international relations and history of philosophy.

War and Peace in the Law of Islam


Author: Majid Khadduri
Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
ISBN: 1584776951
Category: History
Page: 321
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Khadduri presents a lucid analysis of classical Islamic doctrine concerning war and peace and its adaptation to modern conditions. Working primarily with original Muslim sources, he examines the nature of the Islamic state, Islamic law and the influence of Western law.Other chapters consider classical Muslim attitudes toward foreign policy, international trade, warfare, treaties and how these have developed during the twentieth century. Majid Khadduri [1909-2007] was a Professor of Middle East Studies at the School of Advanced International Studies of The Johns Hopkins University and Director of Research and Education at the Middle East Institute in Washington, D. C. He was the author of several books in English and Arabic on Middle Eastern affairs. Contents: Fundamental Concepts of Muslim Law I Theory of the State II Nature and Sources of Law III The Muslim Law of Nations The Law of War IV Introduction V The Doctrine of the Jihad VI Types of Jihad VII Military Methods VIII The Initiation of War IX Land Warfare X Maritime Warfare XI Spoils of War XII Termination of Fighting The Law of Peace XIII Introduction XIV Jurisdiction XV Foreigners in Muslim Territory: Harbis and Musta'mins XVI Muslims in Non-Muslim Territory XVII Status of the Dhimmis XVIII Treaties XIX Commercial Relations XX Arbitration XXI Diplomacy XXII Neutrality XXIII Epilogue Glossary of Terms Bibliography Index

On the Law of War and Peace


Author: Hugo Grotius
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
ISBN: 3849648737
Category: Law
Page: 640
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“On The Law of War and Peace” was translated into many languages, and most law schools adopted it as the basis of the right of nations. Princes and statesmen consulted the book, and just as Alexander the Great always had a copy of Homer's 'Iliad,’ so the great Gustavus Adolphus always had with him a copy of Grotius’ work, to remind himself that even the most successful general must respect some laws. Grotius’ strength lies in his moderation and in the fact that he quotes copiously from the best authorities to fortify his views .

The Rights of War and Peace


Author: Hugo Grotius
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781434413000
Category: Law
Page: 438
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Hugo Grotius (1583-1645), a.k.a., Hugo de Groot, laid the foundations for international law based on natural law with Francisco de Vitoria and Alberico Gentili. The 1625 De Jure Belli ac Pacis, also translated as On the Law of War and Peace, is considered to be a foundational work in international law.

War and the Law of Nations

A General History
Author: Stephen C. Neff
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139445238
Category: Law
Page: N.A
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This ambitious 2005 volume is a history of war, from the standpoint of international law, from the beginning of history to the present day. Its primary focus is on legal conceptions of war as such, rather than on the substantive or technical aspects of the law of war. It tells the story, in narrative form, of the interplay, through the centuries, between, on the one hand, legal ideas about war and, on the other hand, state practice in warfare. Its coverage includes reprisals, civil wars, UN enforcement and the war on terrorism. This book will interest historians, students of international relations and international lawyers.

On the Law of War and Peace, Vol. 3 (Classic Reprint)


Author: Hugo Grotius
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9781334582356
Category: Law
Page: 364
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Excerpt from On the Law of War and Peace, Vol. 3 Thus I have by nature a right to seize property of mine which another is holding and if such seizure is too difficult I have the right to seize something else of equal value, as in the case of recovering a debt. From these causes ownership also arises, because the equality which has been disturbed can in no other way be restored. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Wars of Law

Unintended Consequences in the Regulation of Armed Conflict
Author: Tanisha M. Fazal
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 1501719793
Category: Law
Page: 342
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"This book assesses the unintended consequences of the proliferation of the laws of war for both interstate and civil wars over the past two centuries"--

The Law of War & Peace In Islam


Author: Muhammad Vandestra
Publisher: Dragon Promedia
ISBN: 1370029772
Category: Law
Page: 18
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In the days when Islam came into focus the world was completely unaware of the concept of humane and decent rules of war. The West became conscious of this concept for the first time through the works of the seventeenth century thinker, Grotius. But the actual codification of the 'international law' in war began in the middle of the nineteenth century. Prior to this no concept of civilized behaviour in war was found in the West. All forms of barbarity and savagery were perpetrated in war, and the rights of those at war were not even recognized, let alone respected. The laws which were framed in this field during the nineteenth century or over the following period up to the present day cannot be called 'laws' in the real sense of the word. They are only in the nature of conventions and agreements and calling them 'international law' is actually a kind of misnomer, because no nation regards them binding when they are at war, unless, of course, when the adversaries also agree to abide by them. In other words, these civilized laws imply that if our enemies respect them then we shall also abide by them, and if they ignore these human conventions and take recourse to barbaric and cruel ways of waging war, then we shall also adopt the same or similar techniques. It is obvious that such a course which depends on mutual acceptance and agreement cannot be called 'law'. And this is the reason why the provisions of this so-called 'inter- national law' have been flouted and ignored in every way, and every time they have been revised, additions or deletions have been made in them. The rules which have been framed by Islam to make war civilized and humane, are in the nature of law, because they are the injunctions of God and His Prophet which are followed by Muslims in all circumstances, irrespective of the behaviour of the enemy. It is now for the scholars to find out how far the West has availed of the laws of war given by Islam thirteen hundred years ago; and even after the adaptation of some of the laws of Islam how far the West attained those heights of civilized and humane methods of warfare which Muslims reached through the blessings of Islam.

The Ethics of War and Peace

An Introduction to Legal and Moral Issues
Author: Paul Christopher
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: N.A
Category: Philosophy
Page: 278
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//--> 9238C-9, 0-13-092383-4, Christopher, Paul, The Ethics of War and Peace: An Introduction to Legal and Moral Issues, 3/E //--> This classic introduction to the ethics of war and peace explores the legal and moral issues of when and how to use force to achieve political objectives. The just war tradition, the legal position of war, moral issues in war, and professional and humanitarian obligations. Ethicists, military personnel, and political analysts.

The rights of war and peace

including the law of nature and of nations
Author: Hugo Grotius
Publisher: General Books
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 334
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Volume: 1 General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1901 Original Publisher: M.W. Dunne Subjects: International law War (International law) International law and relations Natural law International relations War (International law) History / Military / General Law / International Law / Military Law / Natural Law Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text. When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to Million-Books.com where you can select from more than a million books for free. Excerpt: CHAPTER II. Inquiry Into The Lawfulness Of War. Reasons proving the lawfulness of War -- Proofs from History -- Proofs from general consent -- The Law of Nature proved not repugnant to War -- War not condemned by the voluntary Divine Law preceding the Gospel -- Objections answered -- Review of the question whether War be contrary to the Law of the Gospel -- Arguments from Scripture for the negative Opinions -- Answer to the Arguments taken from Scripture for the affirmative -- The opinions of the primitive Christians on the subject examined. I. After examining the sources of right, the first and most general question that occurs, is whether any war is just, or if it is ever lawful to make war. But this question like many others that follow, must in the first place be compared with the rights of nature. Cicero in the third book of his Bounds of Good and Evil, and in other parts of his works, proves with great erudition from the writings of the Stoics, that there are certain first principles of nature, called by the Greeks the first natural impressions, which are succeeded by other principles of obligation superior even to the first impressions themselves. He calls the care, which every animal, from the moment of its birth, feels for itself and the preservation of its condition, its abhorrence of destruction, and of every thing ...

The Rights of War and Peace, in Three Books

Wherein are Explained, the Law of Nature and Nations, and the Principal Points Relating to Government
Author: Hugo Grotius,Jean Barbeyrac
Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
ISBN: 1584773863
Category: Law
Page: 817
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Grotius, Hugo. The Rights of War and Peace, in Three Books: Wherein are Explained, The Law of Nature and Nations, and The Principal Points relating to Government. Written in Latin by the Learned Hugo Grotius, And Translated into English. To which are Added, All the Large Notes of Mr. J. Barbeyrac... London: Printed for W. Innys [et al.], 1738. xxxvi, 817 pp. Folio, 9" x 14." Reprinted 2004 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN 1-58477-386-3. Cloth. $250. * The "best edition" of a landmark work on law and government by Hugo Grotius [1535-1645] (Lowndes, Bibliographer's Manual of English Literature, Rev. ed. III, 950). First published in Paris in 1625, it established the system of modern public international law, based on the concept of "droit naturel," a morality-based law that superseded the personalities of individuals or nations. These ideas influenced the American Revolution, whose leaders often cited Grotius. "No legal work ever enjoyed a more widely extended reputation, and none ever exercised such a wonderful influence over the public morals of Europe." Marvin, Legal Bibliography 353. This edition features the notes of J. Barbeyrac described by Marvin as excellent. (Whewell) Sweet and Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth of Nations I: 595. Sowerby, Library of Thomas Jefferson 1404. Printing and the Mind of Man 125. Indexed.

Protesting Power

War, Resistance, and Law
Author: Francis Anthony Boyle
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742538924
Category: Law
Page: 234
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In this compelling book, distinguished activist lawyer Francis A. Boyle sounds an impassioned clarion call to citizen action against Bush administration policies both domestic and international. Boyle, who has spent his career defending civil resisters, offers the only guide available on how to use international law, constitutional law, and the laws of war to defend peaceful non-violent protesters against governmental policies that are illegal and criminal. He focuses especially on the aftermath of 9/11 and the implications of the war on Afghanistan, the war on terrorism, the war on Iraq, the doctrine of preventive warfare, and the domestic abridgement of civil rights. Including a number of compelling excerpts from his own trial appearances as an expert witness and as counsel, the author offers a how-to manual for protesters who find themselves in court.

Of War and Law


Author: David Kennedy
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400827367
Category: Law
Page: 208
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Modern war is law pursued by other means. Once a bit player in military conflict, law now shapes the institutional, logistical, and physical landscape of war. At the same time, law has become a political and ethical vocabulary for marking legitimate power and justifiable death. As a result, the battlespace is as legally regulated as the rest of modern life. In Of War and Law, David Kennedy examines this important development, retelling the history of modern war and statecraft as a tale of the changing role of law and the dramatic growth of law's power. Not only a restraint and an ethical yardstick, law can also be a weapon--a strategic partner, a force multiplier, and an excuse for terrifying violence. Kennedy focuses on what can go wrong when humanitarian and military planners speak the same legal language--wrong for humanitarianism, and wrong for warfare. He argues that law has beaten ploughshares into swords while encouraging the bureaucratization of strategy and leadership. A culture of rules has eroded the experience of personal decision-making and responsibility among soldiers and statesmen alike. Kennedy urges those inside and outside the military who wish to reduce the ferocity of battle to understand the new roles--and the limits--of law. Only then will we be able to revitalize our responsibility for war.

Cyber Warfare and the Laws of War


Author: Heather Harrison Dinniss
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107011086
Category: Law
Page: 331
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An analysis of the status of computer network attacks in international law.

Outsourcing War and Peace

Preserving Public Values in a World of Privatized Foreign Affairs
Author: Laura Anne Dickinson
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300144865
Category: Law
Page: 271
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This timely book describes the services that are now delivered by private contractors and the threat this trend poses to core public values of human rights, democratic accountability, and transparency. --