Tensions over disputed islands in the South China Sea, East China Sea and elsewhere have brought to light the importance of addressing military operations at sea in recent years. Because of these emerging issues as well as the The updated commentaries on the Second Geneva Convention, the International Review has decided to revisit the topic of maritime operations.
The International Review of the Red Cross has just launched its new edition on "War and security at sea". This issue of the Review addresses not only the IHL considerations related to armed conflict at sea, but also the role of bodies of law such as the law of the sea, the law of neutrality and human rights law, as many of today's maritime operations are related to law enforcement or to humanitarian assistance.
Further information about previously and upcoming issues of the Review is available on the journal's web page.