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This updated and revised second edition of Advanced Introduction to International Conflict and Security Law provides a concise and insightful guide to the key principles of international law governing peacetime security, arms control, the use of force, armed conflict and postconflict situations. Nigel D. White explores the complex legal regimes that have been created to control levels of armaments, to limit the occasions when governments can use military force, to mitigate the conduct of warfare and to build peace.

ABM Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty (1972)
AJIL American Journal of International Law
AP Additional Protocol 1977
ARIO Articles on the Responsibility of International Organisations (2011)
ASEAN Association of South East Asian Nations
ASIL American Society of International Law
AU African Union
BWC Biological Weapons Convention (1972)
BYBIL British Yearbook of International Law
CWC Chemical Weapons Convention (1993)
DRC Democratic Republic of Congo
ECtHR European Court of Human Rights
ECR European Court Reports
EJIL European Journal of International Law
EU European Union
GC Geneva Convention 1949
IAC International Armed Conflict
IAEA International Atomic Energy Agency
ICC International Criminal Court
ICCPR International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (1966)
ICESCR International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (1966)
ICISS International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty
ICJ International Court of Justice
ICLQ International and Comparative Law Quarterly
p. ixICRC International Committee of the Red Cross
ICTY International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia
IHRR International Human Rights Reports
ILC International Law Commission
IOLR International Organizations Law Review
ISIL Islamic State
JCSL Journal of Conflict and Security Law
JUFIL Journal on the Use of Force and International Law
LJIL Leiden Journal of International Law
LOAC Law of Armed Conflict
MAD Mutually Assured Destruction
MJIL Melbourne Journal of International Law
NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organisation
NGO Non-governmental organisation
NIAC Non-International Armed Conflict
NNWS Non-nuclear weapons state
NPT Non-Proliferation Treaty (1968)
NWS Nuclear weapons state
OAS Organisation of American States
OAU Organisation of African Union
ONUC United Nations Operation in the Congo
OPCW Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
OST Outer Space Treaty (1967)
P5 Five permanent members of the Security Council
PMSC Private military and security company
PoW Prisoner of War
PRIF Peace Research Institute Frankfurt
R2P Responsibility to protect
RIAA Reports of International Arbitral Awards
SEA Sexual exploitation and abuse
START Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty
TCN Troop contributing nation
TPNW Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (2017)
p. xUDHR Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948)
UN United Nations
UNDP United Nations Development Programme
UNEF United Nations Emergency Force
UNGA United Nations General Assembly
WMD Weapons of Mass Destruction