This Precise of the Laws of Armed Conflicts was first written by the author to instruct the officers of the Canadian Forces at the Royal Military College of Canada. Since then, it has evolved to encompass other aspects of applicable law. It offers a perfect setting for the learning and instruction of the laws of armed conflicts for members of armed forces, academics and initiated persons alike.
While scholarly, it is written with a clear practical approach, rendering the comprehension easy for any person who needs to understand the laws of armed conflicts.
This book explores these laws as they apply to land, air and sea operations, but also to special cases such as children-soldiers, mercenaries and others. It addresses the contemporary issue of the determination of the status of combatant for the detainees in Guantanamo Bay and the coming Iraqi Special Tribunal to try Saddam Hussein and former members of the Iraqi regime.
As such, it makes for a much needed contemporary reading of the laws of armed conflicts and an excellent document to base one's understanding of current events and the laws applicable.