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International Humanitarian Law in the Maritime Context: Conflict Characterization in Judicial and quasi-Judicial Contexts

McLaughlin, Robert; Stephens, Dale


The development and application of modern international humanitarian law to the maritime environment has a considerably long pedigree, going back at least to the nineteenth century. The invocation of this body of law is frequent and is applied in highly calibrated ways by numerous States, particularly in recent times and especially by those States possessing 'blue water' Navies. Notwithstanding this considerable practice, international Judicial bodies such as the ICJ have been extremely...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Applying International Humanitarian Law in Judicial and Quasi-Judicial Bodies
DOI: 10.1007/978-94-6265-008-4


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