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February 2008

“Written as the crisis in Iraq was worsening with each news report, this book is even more significant now, as the combination of international military actions that are doubtfully lawful have spread. …Byers is one of the strongest writers I have come across recently, presenting very well structured and very clearly written arguments on his subjects. …His introduction alone stands as a strong concise summary of the terminology used with international law… [and] from there he presents case-by-case examples of how the laws are interpreted and applied…”

The Palestine Chronicle, Feb 5, 2008
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May 2006

"Clear and informative, his account is particularly valuable at a time when there is a worldwide debate, arising largely from the Iraq situation, ...about the circumstances in which it is legally appropriate for one country to use force against another or for international intervention on humanitarian grounds."

New York Review of Books, May 11, 2006
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March 2006

"...a primer for the layperson who wants to deconstruct the new order." "...if an update to Maimonides' "Guide for the Perplexed" is what you are looking for, War Law: Understanding International Law and Armed Conflict is an excellent place to start."

Literary Review of Canada, Mar 1, 2006
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January 2006

"To readers willing to put in the work, this dense book provides the answers."

Publishers Weekly, Jan 9, 2006
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January 2006

"A thoughtful introduction to a complex, often baffling subject."

Kirkus, Jan 9, 2006
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January 2006

"Beginning with the black-letter law... Byers... narrates the often-creative, sometimes-flawed arguments nations have mobilized to justify their actions." "Succinct, highly readable, and important."

Booklist, Jan 9, 2006
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December 2005

"Byers is... the very model of the modern globetrotting academic."

Maclean's, Dec 12, 2005
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