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New Publication: Leuven Manual on the International Law Applicable to Peace Operations

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General Editors: Terry Gill, Universiteit van Amsterdam; Dieter Fleck, International Society for Military Law and the Law of War; William H. Boothby, Geneva Centre for Security Policy; Alfons Vanheusden, Belgian Ministry of Defence

Assistant Editors:
Mr. Marco Benatar, Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law; Mr. Remy Jorritsma, Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law

 The Leuven Manual is the authoritative, comprehensive overview of the rules that are to be followed in peace operations conducted by the United Nations, the European Union, NATO, the African Union and other organisations, with detailed commentary on best practice in relation to those rules.

  • Topics covered include human rights, humanitarian law, gender aspects, the use of force and detention by peacekeepers, the protection of civilians, and the relevance of the laws of the host State.
  • Represents the most authoritative manual in the field, developed by a global group of experts.
  • Combines clearly articulated legal rules with commentary on interpreting the rules in practice.
  • Offers policy recommendations in cases where the law is silent or unclear.
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