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Although to some extent the definitions might overlap, their scope will not necessarily be identical. As I will explain below, the authors fail to persuasively advance and support their argument. The reader is introduced to a variety of weapons, projectiles and platforms, ranging from rubber bullets, sticky foam and sound guns to howitzers and unmanned aerial vehicles. Search The Finnish Yearbook of International Law aspires to honour and strengthen the Finnish tradition in international legal scholarship. This is ensured though establishment of permanent procedures, in other words standing mechanisms that are automatically activated any time that a State is developing or acquiring a new weapon.

Domestically, States tend to adjust their understanding of what qualifies as a weapon depending on the regulatory context. Considering the Anglo-Saxon background of the dominant part of the contributors, such inclination appears explicable. They suggest a normative framework for the review of the legality of weapons used in law enforcement. The authors commence their examination by looking into the right to life guaranteed by major human rights treaties.

Still, a more diverse group of contributors could have promised a more comprehensive coverage of different jurisdictions. In other words, there will always be some risk that the legality of the use of certain weapons will be adjudged differently by different States. Although different types of weapons were used in the course of events underlying Isayeva v. The editor mindfully does so in the preface by adopting a broad definition of a weapon.

In other words there willStill a more diverse group

One searches in vain for references to the dynamics, for example, in Russia or the Asian countries, which are noticeably underrepresented in the volume. It remains to be seen whether suggested the framework will ever be moulded into a single provision of a regional or an international agreement. They recognised the need for a discourse on the legal framework applicable to weapons used outside the context of an armed conflict. Weapons have been seen as a symbol of power, supremacy in weapons often dictating the outcome of the battle, leading to recharting of borders and redistribution of capital.