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The Law of Maritime Blockade: Past, Present and Future

Drew, Phillip

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Although appearing to be a relatively benign method of warfare when viewed from a distance, a close examination of maritime blockade unveils a sinister character that can, in cases where countries are highly reliant on imports of foodstuffs to feed their populations, prove incredibly deadly, particularly for the young and elderly. This book is unique in that it is the only contemporary book that is dedicated to the study of the law of maritime blockade in the context of modern humanitarian law....[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorDrew, Phillip
dc.contributor.editorSuzannah Linton
dc.contributor.editorRobert Cryer
dc.contributor.editorSalvatore Zappala
dc.date.accessioned2020-07-06T01:16:22Z
dc.date.available2020-07-06T01:16:22Z
dc.identifier.isbn9780198808435
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/205806
dc.description.abstractAlthough appearing to be a relatively benign method of warfare when viewed from a distance, a close examination of maritime blockade unveils a sinister character that can, in cases where countries are highly reliant on imports of foodstuffs to feed their populations, prove incredibly deadly, particularly for the young and elderly. This book is unique in that it is the only contemporary book that is dedicated to the study of the law of maritime blockade in the context of modern humanitarian law. Reviewing the development of blockade law over the past four centuries, The Law of Maritime Blockade provides a historical analysis of the law as it emerged, tracing its evolution through armed conflicts between 1684 and the present. Referring to the starvation caused by the blockade of Germany during World War I and the humanitarian crisis caused by the sanctions regime against Iraq (1991-2003), this book demonstrates that blockade can have extremely deleterious effects for vulnerable civilian populations. In this context the current law of blockade is examined, and found to be deficient in terms of its protection for civilians. Recognizing and advocating that blockade should remain as a valid and effective method of warfare, the book offers a template for a modern law of maritime blockade that incorporates many of the traditional aspects of the law, while reducing the possibilities that blockades can cause or exacerbate humanitarian disasters.
dc.format.extent180
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherOxford University Press
dc.relation.ispartofseriesOxford Monographs in International Humanitarian and Criminal Law
dc.relation.isversionof1st edition Edition
dc.rights© P Drew 2017
dc.source.urihttps://global.oup.com/academic/product/the-law-of-maritime-blockade-9780198808435?cc=au&lang=en&
dc.titleThe Law of Maritime Blockade: Past, Present and Future
dc.typeBook
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.description.refereedYes
dc.date.issued2017
local.identifier.absfor180116 - International Law (excl. International Trade Law)
local.identifier.ariespublicationu1444330xPUB39
local.publisher.urlhttps://global.oup.com/
local.type.statusMetadata only
local.contributor.affiliationDrew, Phillip, ANU College of Law, ANU
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage1
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage180
local.identifier.absseo940499 - Justice and the Law not elsewhere classified
dc.date.updated2020-03-08T07:18:38Z
local.bibliographicCitation.placeofpublicationCroydon UK
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-85050445489
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