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From 'Savages' to 'Unlawful Combatants': A Postcolonial Look at International Humanitarian Law's 'Other'


Frederic Megret


McGill University - Faculty of Law

January 8, 2005

INTERNATIONAL LAW AND ITS 'OTHERS', Anne Orford, ed., Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2006

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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.

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Keywords: international humanitarian law, war, laws of war, guantanamo, post-colonial

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Date posted: July 26, 2006 ; Last revised: September 14, 2008

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Megret, Frederic, From 'Savages' to 'Unlawful Combatants': A Postcolonial Look at International Humanitarian Law's 'Other' (January 8, 2005). INTERNATIONAL LAW AND ITS 'OTHERS', Anne Orford, ed., Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2006. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=918541 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.918541

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McGill University - Faculty of Law ( email )
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