Frontcover YIHL 18

Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law 2015 - Volume 18
Series: Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law

November 2016 Editor in Chief: Prof Terry D. Gill, Professor of Military Law, University of Amsterdam & Netherlands Defence Academy, The Netherlands
Editor: Prof Robin Geiß , University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
Editor: Prof Dr Heike Krieger, Department of Law/Public Law, Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany
Editor Correspondents' Reports: Prof Tim McCormack, University of Melbourne, Australia
Managing Editor: Dr Christophe Paulussen, T.M.C. Asser Instituut, The Hague, The Netherlands



  • Published: November 2016
  • Pages: viii + 287 pp.
  • Publisher: T.M.C. ASSER PRESS
  • Distributor: Springer

The general theme of this volume is contemporary armed conflicts and their implications for international humanitarian law. It is elaborated upon in several chapters, dealing with a variety of topics related to, among other things, the situations in Libya, Transnistria, Mexico, Syria/Iraq (Islamic State) and Israel/Gaza. Besides these chapters that can be connected to the general theme, this volume also contains a chapter dedicated to an international criminal law topic (duress), as well as a Year in Review describing the most important events and legal developments that took place in 2015.

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 Yearbook:

  • 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

Subscribe to keep up to date with our publications