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Introduction: Asia-Pacific Perspectives on International Humanitarian Law


McCormack, T, Introduction: Asia-Pacific Perspectives on International Humanitarian Law, Asia-Pacific Perspectives on International Humanitarian Law, Cambridge University Press, S Linton, T McCormack, S Sivakumaran (ed), Cambridge, UK, pp. 1-14. ISBN 9781108667203 (2019) [Research Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.1017/9781108667203.002


When my dear friend and colleague Suzannah Linton first approached me with her suggestion to mark the occasion of the seventieth anniversary of the Geneva Conventions, I was immediately enthusiastic. A collection of essays reflecting Asia- Pacific perspectives on international humanitarian law (IHL) with contributors from around the region is both novel and timely. Suzannah, Sandesh and I are all sensitive to the dominance of Western European and North American voices in the academic literature on IHL (at least the academic literature published in English) despite the reality that this particular geographic region has endured many catalytic calamities – that unique combination of tragedy that provides impetus to multilateral norm creation. I will return to that topic with specific examples, but Suzannah’s concept offered an opportunity to begin to redress the relative paucity of contributions from this region.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:international law, humanitarian law
Research Division:Law and Legal Studies
Research Group:International and comparative law
Research Field:International humanitarian and human rights law
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Justice and the law
Objective Field:Justice and the law not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:McCormack, T (Professor Tim McCormack)
ID Code:130573
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Office of the Faculty of Law
Deposited On:2019-02-04
Last Modified:2020-08-04

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