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From Cold War to Cyber War

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

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  • Highlights new developments in international law and social sciences
  • Discusses human rights and humanitarian assistance
  • Examines new weapons and international humanitarian law
  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

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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.

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Table of contents (18 chapters)

  1. Progressive Development of International Law

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

  3. New Threats to International Peace and Security

  4. New Forms of Warfare and Weaponry

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

  6. Practical Insights on Humanitarian Action and Challenges to the Humanitarian Principles

Editors and Affiliations

  • Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict, Ruhr-University Bochum, Bochum, Germany

    Hans-Joachim Heintze, Pierre Thielbörger

About the editors

Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim Heintze is Professor of International Law at the Ruhr-University Bochum. He studied law and published a doctoral thesis on the law of state succession. He joined the Ruhr-University in 1990 and teaches at the Institute for International Law of peace and Armed Conflict and is the Bochum's Director of the European Master programme Network of Humanitarian Action (NOHA). He belongs to the Boards of the European Master Programme Human Rights and Democratization (Venice) and the European Regional Master Programme Human Rights and Democratization in South East Europe (Sarajevo). His research interests are human rights, international humanitarian law and disaster response law.

Prof. Dr. Pierre Thielbörger, M.PP. (Harvard) is Professor of German Public Law and International Law, including the Law of Peace and Armed Conflict, at the law faculty of Ruhr-University Bochum. He is also Managing Director of the Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict at Ruhr-University Bochum.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: From Cold War to Cyber War

  • Book Subtitle: The Evolution of the International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict over the last 25 Years

  • Editors: Hans-Joachim Heintze, Pierre Thielbörger

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-19087-7

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Law and Criminology, Law and Criminology (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-19086-0Published: 20 August 2015

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-36996-9Published: 22 October 2016

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-19087-7Published: 04 August 2015

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: VIII, 271

  • Number of Illustrations: 2 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: International Humanitarian Law, Law of Armed Conflict, Human Rights, Migration, Gender Studies, Climate Change

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