The Law of Military Occupation

Completed in December 2008

This research project looked at the protection of civilian populations subject to the control of a foreign army by analyzing the link between the international law of military occupation and human rights.

While adopting a global approach to military occupation, the project focused more specifically on the nature and evolution of the regimes implemented in Afghanistan and Iraq. It identified uncertain areas of, or even loopholes in, the applicable law and proposed an update of an old legal regime that dates back mainly to 1907 and 1949.

TEAM

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Robert Kolb

Professor of Public International Law at the Law Faculty, University of Geneva

Robert Kolb is a leading expert in international law and international humanitarian law and has published several books and articles on these topics.

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Silvain Vité

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The research resulted in the publication of a book written in French, Le droit de l’occupation militaire – Perspectives historiques et enjeux juridiques actuels (Bruylant, 2009).

Publications

Cover of the book Le droit de l’occupation militaire Perspectives historiques et enjeux juridiques actuels

Le droit de l’occupation militaire - Perspectives historiques et enjeux juridiques actuels

May 2009

Sylvain Vité, Robert Kolb

Bruylant

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