Starvation as a weapon : domestic policies of deliberate starvation as a means to an end under Internatioal Law / by Simone Hutter.

In Starvation as a Weapon Simone Hutter explores, within the framework of international law, the legality of using deliberate starvation as a means to an end. A close look at modern famine shows that, in many cases, food scarcity is not the product of coincidence, but a side effect or result of a de...

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Online Access: Full Text (via ProQuest)
Main Author: Hutter, Simone (Author)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Leiden ; Boston : Brill Nijhoff, [2015]
Series:International humanitarian law series ; v. 46.
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Summary:In Starvation as a Weapon Simone Hutter explores, within the framework of international law, the legality of using deliberate starvation as a means to an end. A close look at modern famine shows that, in many cases, food scarcity is not the product of coincidence, but a side effect or result of a deliberate strategy. Starvation is an efficient instrument when used to exert pressure and power, in times of war and peace. Simone Hutter demonstrates how international human rights law and international humanitarian law prevent deliberate starvation as a means of achieving political goals. She focuses on highly divisive and under-discussed instances in which states deploy deliberate starvation domestically, id est within the state's own national territory.
Item Description:Based on the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Zurich, 2014.
Physical Description:1 online resource (xviii, 305 pages)
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 270-297) and index.
ISBN:9004288570
9789004288560
9004288562
9789004288577
ISSN:1389-6776 ;