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Author Heffes, Ezequiel, author.

Title Detention by non-state armed groups under international law / Ezequiel Heffes.

Published Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2022.
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Physical description 1 online resource.
Series Cambridge studies in international and comparative law ; 166
Cambridge studies in international and comparative law (Cambridge, England : 1996) ; 166.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Foreword / Robert Heinsch and Carsten Stahn -- Non-state armed groups and international law -- Non-state armed groups, legal personality and typology -- Locating non-state armed groups within the international legal architecture -- Non-state armed groups : motives, legal basis and organisation -- Detention in non-international armed conflicts : from prohibitions to restrictions and acceptance -- To detain, or not to detain : an inquiry into non-state armed groups' practices in non-international armed conflicts.
Summary During armed conflict, non-State armed groups deprive individuals of their liberty. While this is not a new phenomenon, its pervasiveness is reflected by recent examples in Colombia, Libya, Syria, Ukraine, Mali and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Yet, examining these activities goes beyond its mere acknowledgment. It involves questions concerning their legality and the non-State armed groups' motivations when depriving individuals of their liberty. Drawing on his personal experiences while working for various humanitarian organizations, Ezequiel Heffes aims at elucidating how international law can be used as a protective tool in relation to individuals placed in detention by non-State armed groups. Based on case studies of selected groups and a normative and doctrinal analysis, he proposes minimum humanitarian principles applicable to those situations. By addressing a contemporary issue that touches upon a number of legal regimes, this study makes a valuable contribution to the law applicable in armed conflict.
Subject Non-state actors (International relations)
Detention of persons.
International law.
Insurgency -- Law and legislation.
ISBN 9781108862561 (epub)
110886256X (epub)
9781108495660 (hardback)
9781108797337 (paperback)