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Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law 2014 - Volume 17
Series: Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law

December 2015 General Editor : Prof Terry D. Gill, Professor of Military Law, University of Amsterdam & Netherlands Defence Academy, The Netherlands
Managing Editor: Prof Robin Geiß , University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
Managing Editor: Prof Dr Heike Krieger, Department of Law/Public Law, Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany
Managing Editor: Dr Christophe Paulussen, T.M.C. Asser Instituut, The Hague, The Netherlands
Editor Correspondents' Reports: Prof Tim McCormack, University of Melbourne, Australia
Editorial Assistant: Jessica Dorsey LLM, T.M.C. Asser Instituut, The Hague, The Netherlands



  • Published: December 2015
  • Pages: viii + 391 pp.
  • Publisher: T.M.C. ASSER PRESS
  • Distributor: Springer

This volume commemorates the centenary of the First World War (1914-2014) and aims to capture 100 years of warfare evolution. Among the main issues addressed are the changing nature of means and methods of warfare, the law of weaponry, and challenges to humanitarian assistance and protection of the civilian population affected by armed conflict. Specific topics include the legal regime governing nuclear weapons, the prohibition of chemical weapons and arms control, the evolution of naval warfare, asymmetric conflicts, the law of occupation and cultural property. A comprehensive Year in Review also describes the most important events and legal developments that took place in 2014.

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.

Specific to this volume of the Yearbook:

  • A modern-day look at the developments in international humanitarian law over the past century
  • Up-to-date information on international humanitarian law issues
  • Articles and current developments authored by leading experts
  • Comprehensive, practical and peer-reviewed information

The Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law is published in the Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law Series

N.B. Each year, Correspondents’ Reports are written to accompany the Yearbook. For these as well as for the Call for Papers and Guidelines, please see

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