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Insights into traditional Pacific warfare ‘rules’

Volume 16, Issue 1

May, 2010

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Robie, D. (2010). Insights into traditional Pacific warfare ‘rules’. Pacific Journalism Review, 16(1): 209-212. Review of Under the Protection of the Palm: Wars of Dignity in the Pacific. Suva: Regional Delegation in the Pacific, International Committee of the Red Cross. 2009, 56pp. No ISBN.
Author(s): David Robie
Publication date: 
May, 2010

The decade-long civil war in Bougainville, sporadic warfare in the Papua New Guinea Highlands, ethnic conflict in the Solomon Islands, and human rights violations during four coups and deaths in custody in the wake of a military barracks mutiny have demonstrated the need for a wider Pacific understanding of international humanitarian law (IHL).