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Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law, Volume 22, 2019
Series: Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law

October 2020 Editor in Chief: Prof Terry D. Gill , Criminal Law Section, Section Military Law, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Editor: Prof Robin Geiß , University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
Editor: Prof Dr Heike Krieger , Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany
Managing Editor: Dr Christophe Paulussen , T.M.C. Asser Instituut, The Hague, The Netherlands
Editorial Assistant: Kilian Roithmaier LLM, T.M.C. Asser Instituut, The Hague, The Netherlands



  • Published: October 2020
  • Pages: 272
  • Publisher: T.M.C. ASSER PRESS
  • Distributor: Springer

The main theme of this volume of the Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law is the 70th anniversary of the Geneva Conventions. The evolution of these crucial treaties and international humanitarian law more generally comes back in six chapters addressing topics such as sieges, compliance, indiscriminate attacks and non-state armed groups.

The second part of the book contains a chapter on the acquittal on appeal of Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo by the International Criminal Court on the basis of command responsibility for war crimes, as well as an extensive Year in Review describing the most important events and legal developments in the area of international humanitarian law that took place in 2019.

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:

  • High-quality contributions
  • Double blind peer review system
  • Innovative articles
  • Unique - the only yearbook on IHL in the world
  • Current topics