ISSN: 1389-1359
ISSN: 574-096X (electronic)

About this Series

The Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law is the world's only annual publication devoted to the study of the laws governing armed conflict. It provides a truly international forum for high-quality, peer-reviewed academic articles focusing on this crucial branch of international law. Distinguished by contemporary relevance, the Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law bridges the gap between theory and practice and serves as a useful reference tool for scholars, practitioners, military personnel, civil servants, diplomats, human rights workers and students.

In Memoriam Dr Robert Cryer

The members of the Editorial Board of the Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law would like to express their sadness at the news of the death of Robert Cryer. Robert was a highly respected colleague, friend and publicist and was a member of the panel of advisers for this Yearbook. He combined a broad and deep expertise in all aspects of the law related to armed conflict with an unassuming disposition and a high degree of professional and intellectual honesty and integrity. He was moreover a warm and likeable person who was a real pleasure to know and work with. His contribution to International Humanitarian and Criminal Law was outstanding and covered a broad range of topics and his collegiality and sense of humour were always evident in his interaction with others. He will be sorely missed by all of us who knew him and had the opportunity of working with him.

The Editorial Board of the Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law

Terry Gill, Heike Krieger, Robin Geiß and Rebecca Mignot-Mahdavi

Editorial Board

General Editors

  • Terry D. Gill (Editor-in-Chief), University of Amsterdam
  • Robin Geiß (Editor), University of Glasgow
  • Heike Krieger (Editor), Free University of Berlin

Managing Editor

Editorial Assistant

Board of Advisors to the Editorial Board

  • Louise Arimatsu, Centre for Women, Peace and Security, London School of Economics
  • William Boothby, Geneva Centre for Security Policy
  • Geoffrey Corn, South Texas College of Law
  • Robert Cryer, University of Birmingham
  • Hanne Cuyckens, Leiden University College
  • Cordula Droege, International Committee of the Red Cross
  • Prof. Paul Ducheine, Netherlands Defence Academy/University of Amsterdam
  • Wolff Heintschel von Heinegg, Europa Universität Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder)
  • Dr. Jann K. Kleffner LL.M., Swedish Defence University
  • Nils Melzer, University of Glasgow/Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights
  • Héctor Olasolo, University of El Rosario, Colombia/The Hague University of Applied Sciences
  • Christophe Paulussen, T.M.C. Asser Instituut
  • Jelena Pejic, International Committee of the Red Cross
  • Kinga Tibori-Szabó, Kosovo Specialist Chambers
  • BGen Kenneth W. Watkin (Ret’d)/Former Judge Advocate General, Canada
  • Gentian Zyberi, Norwegian Centre for Human Rights

Board of Recommendation

  • HRH Princess Margriet of the Netherlands, Honorary President of the Netherlands Red Cross
  • Horst Fischer, University of Leiden
  • Dieter Fleck, Honorary President of the International Society for Military Law and the Law of War
  • Sir Christopher Greenwood, Master at Magdalene College, University of Cambridge
  • E. Judge Theodor Meron, International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals
  • E. Judge Fausto Pocar, International Court of Justice
  • Michael N. Schmitt, University of Reading
  • Prof. Tim McCormack, University of Tasmania and Special Adviser on International Humanitarian Law to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court