Global Violence.

International Institute of Humanitarian Law

A cura di: Marco Odello, Gian Luca Beruto

Global Violence.

Consequences and Responses

Different forms of armed violence (asymmetrical warfare, terrorism) need to be addressed from different perspectives and proper compliance with existing human rights and humanitarian law norms need to be verified. This book contains a series of contributions by legal experts, academics and practitioners on the problem of contemporary forms of “global violence”.

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Pages: 224

ISBN: 9788856837711

Edition: 1a edizione 2011

Publisher code: 1136.88

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Global violence is a universal scourge which threatens the lives of an increasing number of people around the world. For each individual who dies and suffers as a result of an armed conflict, many more are the victims of a broad range of other patterns of political and moral collective violence.
Since the end of the Cold War the overall improvement of the international security scenario has led to a substantive decline in battlefield deaths. Violence continues however to dramatically affect the existence of millions of people in multiple forms: armed conflicts, political oppression, economic and social exploitation, forced displacement of populations, environmental destruction, human rights abuses, organized crime, ethnic cleansing, terrorism.
No country, no community is immune from a phenomenon which finds a fertile ground in the absence of democracy and good governance, in the denial of fundamental rights and freedoms. Global violence is a major challenge of the 21st century. A challenge not necessarily inevitable and to a certain extent predictable and preventable.
To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of its foundation, the International Institute of Humanitarian Law has decided to bring together in Sanremo its main partners and stakeholders - representatives of governments, international organizations, academia, NGOs - to review the legal and practical challenges posed by contemporary armed conflicts and other situations of violence. A specific attention lias been given to the issues of deprivation of liberty, detention and judicial guarantees in armed conflicts.
The book comprises a series of contributions by prominent scholars and practitioners from different countries which aim is to promote new awareness of global violence paradigms and of the inextricable relationship existing between its different expressions.

The International Institute of Humanitarian Law is an independent, non-profit humanitarian organisation founded in 1970. Its headquarters are situated in Villa Ormond, Sanremo (Italy). Its main objective is the promotion and dissemination of international humanitarian law, human rights, refugee law and migration law. Thanks to its longstanding experience and its internationally acknowledged academic standards, the International Institute of Humanitarian Law is considered to be a centre of excellence and has developed close co-operation with the most important International Organizations.

Maurizio Moreno, Preface
Forty Years of Humanitarian Dialogue: the 40th Anniversary of the International Institute of Humanitarian Law
Addresses and messages
(Maurizio Moreno; Jacob Kellenberger; Prince Albert II of Monaco; Massimo Barra; Francesco Belsito; Claudio Bisogniero; Vincenzo Camporini; Stefano Dambruoso; Donato Di Ponziano; Antonio Gutierrez; Christophe Keckeis; Betty King; William Lacy Swing; Jean-Pierre Mazery; Patricia O'Brien; Francesco Rocca; Claudio Scajola; Peter K.A. Turkson; Sonia Viale; Maurizio Zoccarato)
Round Table on "Global Violence: Consequences and Responses"
I. Contemporary forms of armed violence: International Humanitarian Law and human rights law at a crossroad
Wolff Heintschel von Heinegg, Asymmetrical warfare and challenges to International Humanitarian Law
Giuseppe Nesi, An approach terrorism
Christine van den Wyngaert, New forms of violence before the ICC
Robert James McLaughlin, International Humanitarian Law, new forms of armed violence and the use of force
Ove Bring, Thirty years of the 1980 CCW Convention. Where do we go from here?
Carlo Trezza, Arms control and International Humanitarian Law
II. Deprivation of liberty in armed conflict and other situations of violence
Sheila Archer, Current detention challenges faced by NATO
David M. Howell, Current detention challenges from a national perspective
Marco Sassóli, Legal basis of detention and determination of detainee status
Manfred Nowak, The crime of torture
Thomas Winkler, Transfers of detainees
III. Individual guarantees in detention
Oscar Solera, Permissible grounds for internment/administrative detention
François Hampson, Review of the lawfulness of internment/administrative detention
Stéphane Ojeda, Contacts with the outside world
Clive Baldwin, Military vs. civilian courts
Abdul G. Koroma, Challenges of evidence gathering
IV. Concluding remarks
Baldwin De Vidts
Philip Spoerri

Contributors: Sheila Archer, Clive Baldwin, Ove Bring, Baldwin De Vidts, Françoise Hampson, Wolff Heintschel von Heinegg, David M. Howell, Abdul G. Koroma, Robert James Mclaughlin, Maurizio Moreno, Giuseppe Nesi, Manfred Nowak, Stéphane Ojeda, Marco Sassóli, Oscar Solera, Philip Spoerri, Carlo Trezza, Christine van den Wyngaert, Thomas Winkler

Serie: Politica - Studi

Subjects: Foreign Policy, International Relations - Law, Justice

Level: Scholarly Research

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