law of war


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Related to law of war: Law of armed conflict, Rules of war

law′ of war′


n.
a code of rules governing the rights and duties of belligerents in an international war.
[1945–50]

law of war

That part of international law that regulates the conduct of armed hostilities. Also called the law of armed conflict. See also rules of engagement.
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Certainly; and on the other hand, my lord, you have lost it, and now, in accordance with the law of war, sir, you must buy it back again.
This phrase sounds like a legal term with a technical meaning, but, as it happens, law of war experts with deep technical expertise have little familiarity with the concept.
The first version of the Law of War Manual, released in June 2015, provides guidelines for members of the US military.
The collection provides valuable insights into the compatibility of the Islamic law of war and peace and the law of armed conflict, demonstrating how the former could minimize unnecessary human suffering during armed conflict.
The interpretations and definition provided by the US Department of Defense (DOD) in its latest Law of War Manual in fact absolves the Sri Lanka military of the 'war crime and genocide charges' blaming the non-state actor - the LTTE - in declaring "[i]f the proportionality rule were interpreted to permit the use of human shields to prohibit attacks, such an interpretation would perversely encourage the use of human shields.
These courts are a necessary and proportionate measure in the current circumstances and represent a naturally suitable forum for trying violations of domestic law of war akin to war crimes under the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.
The plurality went on to describe the kind of detention it had in mind was the traditional practice of detaining prisoners of war (13) under long-standing law of war principles:
One central question is what significance the Islamic law of war may have in the real world.
M, MA Brigadier General (Netherlands Army) Vice President of the International Society for Military Law and the Law of War Director of Conferences Brussels, Belgium
For simplicity, the primary canons that set the foundation for the modern law of war are divided between rules for the conduct of war and the treatment of parties to the conflict and its bystanders: the Hague and the Geneva conventions, respectively.
His case therefore demonstrated the Bush administration's abandonment of the law of war.