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International Law and the Use of Force: Beyond the U.N. Charter Paradigm 2nd ed isbn 9780415200356

International Law and the Use of Force

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Anthony Clark ArendGeorgetown University, USA, Robert J. BeckUniversity of Virginia, USA

ISBN13: 9780415093040
ISBN: 041509304X
New Edition ISBN: 9780415200356
Previous Edition ISBN: 0415093031
Published: August 1994
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Country of Publication: USA
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

When the United Nations Charter was adopted in 1945, states established a legal paradigm' for regulating the recourse to armed force. In the years since then, however, significant developments have challenged the paradigm's validity, causing a pardigmatic shift'. International Law and the Use of Force traces this shift and explores its implications for contemporary international law and practice.

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Part I Introduction 1. International law and the use of force 2. Historical overview: the development of legal norms relating to the recourse to force Part II The United Nations Charter Paradigm 3. The United Nations Charter framework for the resort to force 4. Collective use of force under the United Nations Charter Part III Challenges to the Charter Paradigm 5. Anticipatory self-defence 6. Intervention in civil and mixed conflicts 7. Intervention to protect nationals 8. Humanitarian intervention 9. Responding to terrorism Part IV Conclusion: beyond the Charter Paradigm 10. International law and the recourse to force: a shift in paradigms.