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Military Operations and the Notion of Control Under International Law

Liber Amicorum Terry D. Gill

  • The first volume within the field of ILMO on the central theme of control, with contributions from many of the major branches of international law

  • The first volume, as far as we know, within the field of international (military) law that takes the notion of ‘control’ as its central theme

  • The contributors are experts, or in some cases the experts, on the issue of their chapter and are therefore particularly well placed to approach the central theme of the book from their own expertise

  • The contributions are written by academics and/or practitioners so hold relevance for both academic researchers and those working in the field

  • A Liber Amicorum for one of the leading contemporary scholars in the fields of ILMO, IHL, and ius ad bellum

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Table of contents (21 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction: Terry Gill and the Relevance of the Various Notions of Control in Military Operations Under Public International Law

    • Rogier Bartels, Jeroen C. van den Boogaard, Paul A. L. Ducheine, Eric Pouw, Joop Voetelink
    Pages 1-14
  3. Relevance of Control in Status of Forces Agreements

    • Joop Voetelink, Bas van Hoek
    Pages 107-131
  4. Effective Command and Control in United Nations Peace Operations

    • Ben Klappe, Jan Peter Spijk, Alfons Vanheusden
    Pages 133-160
  5. In Control: Harnessing Aerial Destructive Force

    • Frans P. B. Osinga, Mark P. Roorda
    Pages 161-193
  6. Controlling Migrants at Sea During Armed Conflict

    • Martin D. Fink, Wolff Heintschel von Heinegg
    Pages 219-233
  7. The Importance of Arms Control Law

    • Eric Myjer
    Pages 349-368
  8. Control in Weapons Law

    • William Boothby
    Pages 369-392

About this book

This book is a tribute to the work of Professor Terry Gill, offered to him by friends and colleagues who are also academics and/or practitioners in the field of International Law of Military Operations (ILMO).

ILMO is a distinct sub-discipline within public international law and domestic public law, covering all domains of military operations: land, sea, air and (cyber)space. As such, ILMO includes elements of other branches of public international law, such as international humanitarian law, human rights law, the law on the use of force, the law of the sea, the law of State responsibility, arms control law and the law of international organisations. Importantly, as a hybrid field of law, ILMO covers the legal basis for military deployment both nationally and internationally, as well as the subsequent international legal regimes applicable to the forces (once deployed) and the domestic administrative and constitutional issues related to the relevant forces.

Control is a central notion of ILMO and is the leading theme of this book. The contributions in this book reflect the variety of legal frameworks applicable to military operations and offer an insightful view into the various legal and factual roles of control. The legal notion of control is considered, inter alia, in relation to restraints in the decision to deploy military forces and the legal basis for doing so. The impact of control is also discussed in relation to State and command responsibility and in different situations, including during peace operations, occupation and other situations of armed conflict. Additionally, control is considered over the armed forces themselves, over detainees  migrants at sea and over the type or scale of force used in military operations, through targeting rules or rules of engagement. Furthermore, the book contains several discussions of control in the case law of international courts, within arms control law, weapons law and in the context of autonomous weapons systems.

The editors of the book are all practitioners, academically affiliated to the Faculty of Military Sciences (War Studies) of the Netherlands Defence Academy and/or the Law Faculty of the University of Amsterdam.

Keywords

  • Control over armed forces
  • Law of Armed Conflict
  • International Humanitarian Law
  • Individual criminal responsibility
  • Autonomous Weapon Systems
  • State responsibility
  • Territorial control
  • Human control
  • Targeting
  • International Criminal Law

Editors and Affiliations

  • Chambers (Trial Division), International Criminal Court, The Hague, The Netherlands

    Rogier Bartels

  • Netherlands Defence Academy, Breda, The Netherlands

    Jeroen C. van den Boogaard, Paul A. L. Ducheine, Joop Voetelink

  • The Hague, The Netherlands

    Eric Pouw

About the editors

The editors of the book are all affiliated to the Faculty of Military Sciences (War Studies) of the Netherlands Defence Academy and/or the Law Faculty of the University of Amsterdam.

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 99.99
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  • ISBN: 978-94-6265-395-5
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  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 119.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 159.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)