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Outrages dedicated in the course of violent clash and as a part of the 'war on terror' are usually not in basic terms an affront to human dignity -- additionally they violate the Geneva Conventions.

This ebook examines contemporary high-profile circumstances of repeated and open abuse of the Conventions. The participants discover why those and comparable violations of overseas humanitarian legislations can't be seen as anomalies, yet needs to be considered as a part of a development that's set to undermine the Geneva Conventions as a whole.

The members argue that a global method within which there's diminishing felony restraint at the use of strength implies that the area turns into much less safe and extra risky, even for these within the strongest international locations. contributors in all places face the chance of a frightening vulnerability.

This is the 1st scholarly but obtainable paintings to contemplate the meanings of outrages equivalent to the normalisation of torture, in addition to the being concerned new normative, technical and tactical advancements that problem the aim and status of the Geneva Conventions.

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