Wednesday, August 12, 2009

de Guttry, Post, & Venturini: The 1998–2000 War Between Eritrea and Ethiopia: An International Legal Perspective

Andrea de Guttry (Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa), Harry Post (Università degli Studi di Modena), & Gabriella Venturini (Università degli Studi di Milano) have published The 1998–2000 War Between Eritrea and Ethiopia: An International Legal Perspective (T.M.C. Asser Press 2009). Here's the abstract:
The war that raged between Eritrea and Ethiopia from 1998 to 2000 has caused great loss of life and tremendous devastation. This book analyses from an international legal perspective the nature and the state of the boundary conflict preceding the actual armed conflict, the military actions themselves as well as developments in the aftermath of the military activities, like the role of the UN peace-keeping deployment and the responsibility for the multitude of explosive remnants of the war. The authors address the complex issues of responsibility for the use of force, violations of humanitarian law and ‘borderline’ issues regarding situations where the law of armed conflict and the (successive) law of peace meet. Ample attention is paid to the decisions of the Eritrea-Ethiopia Claims Commission and the Eritrea-Ethiopia Boundary Commission.
Contents include:
  • Fausto Pocar, Introductory remarks
  • Gian Paolo Calchi Novati, The lines of tension in the Horn and the Ethiopia-Eritrea case
  • Bahru Zewde, The historical background of the 1998–2000 war: Some salient points
  • Uoldelul Chelati Dirar, Rivalry, antagonism and war in the nation- and state-building process: The H factor in the relations between Eritrea and Ethiopia
  • Edoardo Greppi, The Algiers agreements between Eritrea and Ethiopia of June 18 and December 12, 2000
  • Andreas De Guttry, The UN Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE)
  • Olivier Ribbelink, Some observations on the nature, practice and future of UNMEE
  • Federica Guazzini, The Eritrean-Ethiopian boundary conflict: The physical border and the human border
  • Jon Abbink, Law against reality? Contextualizing the Ethiopian-Eritrean border problem
  • Christopher Clapham, Indigenous statehood and international law in Ethiopia and Eritrea
  • Kaiyan Kaikobad, The Eritrea-Ethiopia Boundary Commission: A legal analysis of the boundary delimitation decision of 13 April 2002 and relevant subsequent decisions
  • Romesh Weeramantry, International law as to the use of force
  • Ige Dekker & Wouter Werner, The crime of aggression and the Eritrea-Ethiopia war
  • Paul Tavernier, Criminal responsibility and the crime of aggression: Some observations
  • Christian Ponti, The Eritrea-Ethiopia Claims Commission on the threat or the use of force and on self-defence
  • Gabriella Venturini, International law and the conduct of military operations
  • Silvia Sanna, International humanitarian law and the treatment of protected persons
  • Marco Sassòli, Comments on the approach of the Eritrea-Ethiopia Claims Commission towards the treatment of protected persons in international humanitarian law
  • Andrea Gioia, The belligerent occupation of territory
  • Terry D. Gill, The distinction between invasion and occupation of disputed territory
  • Wolff Heintschel Von Heinegg, International economic relations and armed conflict
  • Michael Bothe, The protection of property rights in times of armed conflict
  • Emanuele Sommario, State responsibility for violations of international humanitarian law in the work of the Eritrea-Ethiopia Claims Commission
  • Luisa Castagnetti, The claims on behalf of individuals before the Eritrea-Ethiopia Claims Commission
  • Erik Koppe, Compensation for war damages
  • Vera Gowlland-Debbas, Some remarks on compensation for war damages
  • Michael Addo, The role of intergovernmental agencies in the management of human rights risk
  • Harry Post, Explosive remnants of war