From 'Savages' to 'Unlawful Combatants': A Postcolonial Look at International Humanitarian Law's 'Other'
INTERNATIONAL LAW AND ITS 'OTHERS', Anne Orford, ed., Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2006
37 Pages Posted: 26 Jul 2006 Last revised: 14 Sep 2008
Date Written: January 8, 2005
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.
Keywords: international humanitarian law, war, laws of war, guantanamo, post-colonial
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