From Cold War to Cyber War

The Evolution of the International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict over the last 25 Years

  • Hans-Joachim Heintze
  • Pierre Thielbörger

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Progressive Development of International Law

  3. Old Wine in New Bottles: Autonomy and Independence in International Law

  4. New Threats to International Peace and Security

  5. New Forms of Warfare and Weaponry

  6. The Changing Role of the Individual in the Law of Peace and Armed Conflict

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. Wolfgang Benedek
      Pages 139-148
    3. Hans-Joachim Heintze
      Pages 149-166
    4. Wolfgang S. Heinz, Judith Kaiser
      Pages 187-203
  7. Practical Insights on Humanitarian Action and Challenges to the Humanitarian Principles

About this book


This book follows the history of the international law of peace and armed conflict over the last 25 years. It highlights both the parameters that have remained the same over the years as well as the new challenges now facing international law. The articles analyze new developments concerning the prohibition of the use of force in international relations, self-determination of peoples, human rights and human security as well as international coordination of humanitarian assistance.


Autonomy and conflict resolution Climate change and international peace and armed conflict Cyber war Gender in armed conflict Humanitarian action Humanitarian assistance

Editors and affiliations

  • Hans-Joachim Heintze
    • 1
  • Pierre Thielbörger
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed ConflictRuhr-University BochumBochumGermany
  2. 2.Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed ConflictRuhr-University BochumBochumGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-19086-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-19087-7
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