Introduction.- The Changing Legal Spectrum of Conflict.- International manuals and international law.- Interacting technologies and legal challenge.- Weapons law and future conflict.- Legal implications of emerging approaches to war.- People and the Legal Spectrum of Conflict.- Detention operations: Legal safeguards for internees.- The law of armed conflict and human rights law.- Making sense of the human rights law/law of armed conflict conundrum - a practical proposal.- War in the spotlight.- Bringing the strands together.
From the book reviews: "Boothby writes in an engaging and accessible style, providing a rigorous, scholarly analysis of the issues, while still presenting the material in a clear and comprehensible manner - for those among us who may not understand the technical minutiae of autonomous weaponry or cyber warfare. ... Boothby has provided us with a dynamic and engaging text that seeks to highlight some of the key issues that will no doubt form the basis of much debate for decades to come." (Emily Crawford, British Yearbook of International Law, Vol. 84, January, 2015)