Morris and Anderson Write Book on the Law of Armed Conflict

Morris and Anderson Write Book on the Law of Armed Conflict

Jo Morris and Libby Anderson have written “A Practical Guide to the Law of Armed Conflict” which can be purchased here.

More information is available at Law Brief Publishing here.

This text aims to provide a summary of the law of armed conflict in straightforward language.  It considers the Treaties and Conventions that form the basis of the law and delivers a comprehensive overview of the four basic principles of civilised warfare: military necessity, humanity, distinction and proportionality.

As war modernises, new ethical considerations arise.  Increasing technology gives us access to new weaponry which must be scrutinised for compliance.  Coalitions are prevalent in particular with the USA which is not bound by the same treaties and conventions.  Joint responsibility for joint actions must be considered.

This book is intended for students, lawyers and service personnel alike.  It provides an easily accessible overview of the rules governing the State, the General and the foot soldier.