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International law and conventional weapons a study on the impact of different approaches and interest configurations on the efforts to modernize the international legal criteria for the choice of conventional weapons in war by Pertti Joenniemi

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Published by Tampere Peace Research Institute in [Tampere] .
Written in English


  • War (International law),
  • Warfare, Conventional.

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Edition Notes

Bibliography: leaves 82-83.

StatementPertti Joenniemi, Allan Rosas.
SeriesResearch reports - Tampere Peace Research Institute ; no. 9, Tutkimuksia (Rauhan- ja konfliktintutkimuslaitos (Tampere, Finland)) ;, no. 9.
ContributionsRosas, Allan, joint author.
LC ClassificationsJX5127 .J63
The Physical Object
Pagination83 leaves ;
Number of Pages83
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4936311M
ISBN 109517060130
LC Control Number76363396

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