From 'Savages' to 'Unlawful Combatants': A Postcolonial Look at International Humanitarian Law's 'Other'
McGill University - Faculty of Law
January 8, 2005
INTERNATIONAL LAW AND ITS 'OTHERS', Anne Orford, ed., Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2006
Through an exploration of the colonial genesis of the laws of war, specifically their exclusion of non-European people, this paper seeks to understand how contemporary exclusions are part of a continuity within international humanitarian law, rather than a break with it.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 37
Keywords: international humanitarian law, war, laws of war, guantanamo, post-colonial
Date posted: July 26, 2006 ; Last revised: September 14, 2008
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