Implementing Humanitarian Law Applicable in Armed Conflicts: The Case of Finland

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Lauri Hannikainen, Raijka Hanski, Allan Rosas
Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, Feb 26, 1992 - Law - 179 pages
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This book deals with the application and implementation of international humanitarian law applied to armed conflicts, as seen from the viewpoint of one particular country: Finland. It provides interesting, new information on the application of humanitarian law in the Finnish civil war (1918) and its aftermath (including Finnish interventions in Eastern Karelia) and in Finland's wars with the Soviet Union (1939-1940) and Germany (1944-1945). The application, implementation and dissemination of humanitarian law in peacetime are also analysed, including the implementation of the 1949 Geneva Conventions and the Additional Protocols of 1977, as well as the role of humanitarian law in Finnish peacekeeeping operations. The book addresses crucial issues concerning the place and role of humanitarian norms and principles in times of armed conflict as well as peace. It will be invaluable to international lawyers, the Red Cross movement, military practitioners and historians.
 

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Contents

The Finnish Civil War 1918 and Its Aftermath
8
Eastern Karelia
32
The Second World War
41
Finnish United Nations Forces
102
The Status of Humanitarian Law Conventions
109
Dissemination of International Humanitarian
146
Table of Treaties
160
Contributors
174
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