Armed conflicts and military occupations are the subject of an extensive body of international law that covers a wide variety of issues. Documents on the Laws of War answers the need for a volume that focuses on the major currently applicable agreements. It contains the texts of twenty-five formal international agreements, from the 1856 Paris Declaration to the 1981 U.N. Weapons Convention. Each document is prefaced by useful notes by the editors explaining the legal and historical context of the agreement. In addition, each binding international agreement is followed by a complete and authoritative list of all the countries party to it, along with the dates of adherence and details of any reservations or declarations that the countries have made.Roberts, Adam is the author of 'Documents on the Laws of War', published 1982 under ISBN 9780198761181 and ISBN 019876118X.