"New rules for victims of armed conflicts" book launch, with Prof Michael Bothe

Past Event

10 July 2014, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Pembroke College
Pembroke College, Oxford, OX1 1DW

This book launch is hosted by the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law, and Armed Conflict, which is an Oxford Martin institute.

Brill Nijhoff and The Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict Invite you to the Book Launch of New Rules for Victims of Armed Conflicts by Michael Bothe, Karl Josef Partsch and Waldemar Solf, with the collaboration of Martin Eaton.

Pembroke College, Oxford, OX1 1DW, Harold Lee Room. All welcome - drinks and canapés will be served.


  • Professor Yoram Dinstein, Professor Emeritus, Tel Aviv University
  • Professor Michael Bothe, Professor of Public Law, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt

About the book

It is a major cultural achievement that violence in armed conflicts is restrained by international legal rules. As the nature of these conflicts changes, these rules have to be adapted accordingly in order to provide effective protection for the victims. The adoption of the two Protocols Additional to the Geneva Conventions in 1977 was a major step in this development. The authors, who were involved in the negotiation of these two treaties, give a first hand account of the meaning of the text and the intent of the negotiators. The book is, thus, an important tool to better understand and implement these treaties which have proved their salutary importance in the all too many conflicts during the last decades. The current volume is a revised reprint, with new introductory materials, of the original text published in 1982.