Contents
Abbreviations, Short Titles, and Archive Referencesxiii
PART I: THE BACKGROUND TO THE LAWS OF WAR
1. Introduction3
War, Law, and the Laws of War3
Public International Law, and the Law of War as Part of It5
Objectives, Methods, and Limitations of This Book10
Terminology and Abbreviations12
2. The Laws of War from Early Modern Times to the Second World War14
Grotius, Rousseau, and the Non-Combatant26
Invasion and Occupation, Blockade and Bombardment34
Expansion and Codification of the Law39
Non-Combatants and Civilians: Dawn of the Modern Dilemma44
The War of 1914-1918 and its Aftermath47
The War of 1939-194560
PART II: RECONSTRUCTION OF THE LAWS OF WAR,
1945-1950
3. The United Nations and the New Legal Order of the World67
4. The Geneva Conventions of 194980
Approaches to the Diplomatic Conference80
The Diplomatic Conference: What Happened, and What did not Happen99
5. Making the Geneva Conventions115
The Protection of Civilians115
The Security of Belligerents123
Wounded, Sick, and Shipwrecked132
Prisoners of War135
Application and Enforcement142
Repression of Violations158
Non-International Armed Conflicts168

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