"This book started as my doctoral thesis at the Law Department of the University of Essex, U.K., 2005."--Acknowledgement.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction -- The background and root causes of the conflicts in Somalia -- Characteristics of conflicts in Somalia -- Traditional Somali customary rules -- Rules of international law applicable to non-international armed conflicts -- Evidence of humanitarian law violations in Somalia -- Possible causes of violations of humanitarian rules -- Appendix one : The war in the Northwest regions (1988-1991) -- Appendix two : The war in the central and Southern regions (1989-2003).
"To the innocent victims of the armed conflict in Somalia."--P. [v].
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