Green's The contemporary law of armed conflicthas been acclaimed as one of the most significatn works on the law of armed conflict to appear in recent years. The first edition was adopted as a basic text by military institutions and educational establishments throughout the world and is among the most comprehensive and readable works on the subject. This new third edition brings the content up to date, examinging the significance of the World Court's opinion on the legality of the Israeli' self-defence' wall, as well as the more important judgements of the two United Nations War Crimes Tribunals. It also examines the various problems arising from the "war" against terrorism, as well as the operations against the Tabliban and Iraq, together with consideration of the issues arising from the treatment of those captured in Afghanistan and Iraq. Among the other recent issues analyzed is the Israeli operation against the Hezbollah in Lebanon. The book applies a practical as well as a theorectical approach, and draws on an extensive range of national and international practice. It is thus an indispensable reference for the armed forces and government defence organizations, as well as academics and students interested in the modern law of war. Professor Green has based his text on the draft Manual of Armed Conflict Law he prepared for the Canadian Department of National Defense. The present work is the culmination of many years of study, writing and practical experience of this body of law. This comprehensive work should prove invaluable to such departments around the world, as well as to serving officers, practicing lawyers who have to deal with any aspect of the 'laws of war', and law teachers and their students.