By S. Cohen
This e-book bargains with the trouble democracies face in accomplishing uneven struggle in hugely populated components with out violating overseas humanitarian legislation. On various events, democratic international locations were singled out through human rights NGOs for the brutality in their modus operandi, for his or her insufficient consciousness to the security of civilian populations, or for acts of abuse or torture on prisoners. Why do they perpetrate those violations? Do they accomplish that deliberately or accidentally? Can democracies wrestle abnormal armed teams with out violating international law? whilst their inhabitants is lower than threat, do they behave as non-democracies may? Does this sort of conflict unavoidably produce struggle crimes on a roughly significant scale?
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Survival conditions were atrocious. ” They refused to allow doctors to come near them, and turned down all proposals coming from the ICRC. The mortality rate in the Vietminh camps was over 6 percent. Moreover, “reeducation” was omnipresent, and food rations were determined by whether the prisoner had made “progress” or not. It is essential to keep this precedent in mind. It was indeed the traumatism generated by the Vietminh camps that was to convince a certain number of survivors—among them Marcel Bigeard—that it was necessary to adapt for their own use in Algeria certain methods copied from their adversary.