Books

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Ombuds Institutions for the Armed Forces: Selected Case Studies

Ombuds institutions for the armed forces are key actors in establishing good governance and implementing democratic controls of the security sector. These institutions are tasked with protecting the human rights and fundamental freedoms of armed forces personnel, as well as providing oversight and preventing maladministration of the armed forces. This publication highlights good practices and lessons learned in seven case studies of ombuds institutions for the armed forces from the several OSCE states.

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The Box was Happy that I was Thinking Outside of It

The Library at the Guisan Square in Bern has just electronically published the memoirs by Theodor H. Winkler in its Alexandria catalogue). The book depicts a lifespan of public service and tells the story behind the Geneva Centers and the “Maison de la Paix”. It sheds, moreover, light unto Switzerland’s journey towards a modern security policy. A printed version of the book will be published by the Library next year.

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Practitioners' Guide to Human Rights Law in Armed Conflict

Although the relationship between international human rights law and the law of armed conflict has been the subject of significant recent academic discussion, there remains a lack of comprehensive guidance in identifying the law applicable to specific situations faced by military forces. Providing guidance for armed forces and practitioners on the detailed application of international human rights law during armed conflict, this book fills that gap.

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Insurgencies and Counterinsurgencies

This book is a major new study of the extent to which national mentalities, or 'ways of war', are responsible for 'national styles' of insurgency and counterinsurgency. It leads scholars to examine the ways of war of particular insurgent movements, and the standard operational procedures of states and occupation forces to suppress them. The authors' findings show that 'national style' is not eternal but can undergo fundamental transformations.

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Les Revenants.

Cet ouvrage met en lumière les motivations et identifie les représentations des djihadistes de retour sur le territoire français, sur la base d'interviews menées directement avec les candidats au djihad. L'auteur, spécialiste des questions de terrorisme, a été journaliste pour RFI Dakar, avant de couvrir pendant trois ans les Printemps Arabes en Afrique du Nord en qualité de correspondant.

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