The Gulf War of 1980-1988: The Iran-Iraq War in International Legal Perspective

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Iger F. Dekker, Harry H. G. Post, Nederlands Instituut voor Sociaal en Economisch Recht
Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 1992 - Law - 314 pages
This book deals with a number of the most important international legal aspects of the Gulf War of 1980-1988. To date, remarkably little attention has been paid to this war from the international legal perspective. However, the need to do so seems obvious. Many more States than the two belligerents have directly or indirectly become involved as a result, in particular, of the extensive activities of the belligerent parties which were detrimental to the shipping of non-participating States. Furthermore, even if the hostilities have finally come to an end, the international community will still have to cope with the international legal aftermath for a prolonged period of time. After all, the Gulf War of 1980-1988 has placed certain matters, which for a long time seemed to have lost their place of prominence, at the centre of interest for international lawyers, notably the law of neutrality and some areas of the law of international armed conflict, particularly the rules regarding the conduct of war.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Comments
3
review and legal reflections
7
The current IranianIraqi border regime
28
Summary and conclusion
35
General comments
41
GJ Tanja
44
Chapter 2
51
Chapter 5
153
Theory overview
164
Assessing the rulemaking value of targeting criteria
179
Iraqi tanker attacks and military objective
185
Comments
194
Neutrality at sea
205
Comments
212
Chapter 7
221

The right of selfdefence
58
Comments
71
Chapter 6
72
Comments
91
Chapter 3
97
Repercussions in the outside world
108
Comments
115
Belligerent reprisals
121
Kalshovens analysis
124
Prisoners of war
130
The question of the recruitment of childsoldiers
137
Conclusion
144
Measures taken by belligerents interfering with neutral commerce
231
Measures taken by neutrals in order to enforce freedom of commerce
237
Comments
243
Chapter 8
249
crimes against peace
261
Conclusions
268
Comments
274
The 19801988 Gulf War and the Islamic conception of international
282
Selected Bibliography
301
Table of Arbitrations and Judgments
311
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