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Recourse to Force: State Action Against Threats & Armed Attacks


ISBN13: 9780521104203
Published: February 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback (Hardback in 2002)
Price: £23.99
Hardback edition , ISBN13 9780521820134



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The UN Charter in 1945 prohibits all use of force by states except in the event of an armed attack or when authorized by the Security Council. This arrangement has only very imperfectly withstood the test of time. It did not anticipate the cold war which incapacitated the Security Council through the permanent members' frequent recourse to the veto.

The Charter failed to address a growing phenomenon of clandestine subversion and of nuclear threats, nor did it make allowance for the rise in public support for human rights. Fortunately, although the Charter is very hard to amend, the drafters did agree that it should be interpreted flexibly by the UN's principal political institutions.

In nearly sixty years, the text has undergone extensive interpretation through this practice. This book relates these changes in law and practice to changing public values pertaining to the balance between maintaining peace and promoting justice.

Paperback re-issue of 2002 edition.

Subjects:
Public International Law
Contents:
1. The UN's capacity for adapting to radical changes of circumstance
2. Use of force by the United Nations
3. The original parameters of self-defence
4. Self-defence against state-sponsored terrorists and infiltrators
5. Self-defence against ideological subversion
6. Self-defence against attacks on citizens abroad
7. Anticipatory self-defence
8. Countermeasures and self-help
9. The 'purely humanitarian' intervention
10. What, eat the cabin boy? Uses of force that are illegal but justifiable.

Series: Hersch Lauterpacht Memorial Lectures

Questions of Jurisdiction and Admissibility Before International Courts ISBN 9781107038790
Published December 2015
Cambridge University Press
£69.99
The United Nations Secretariat and the Use of Force in a Unipolar World: Power v. Principle ISBN 9781107407053
Published August 2012
Cambridge University Press
£24.99
Investment Treaty Arbitration: Judging Under Uncertainty ISBN 9781107022515
Published April 2012
Cambridge University Press
£57.00
Denial of Justice in International Law ISBN 9780521172912
Published June 2011
Cambridge University Press
£28.99
The United Nations Secretariat and the Use of Force in a Unipolar World: Power v. Principle ISBN 9780521194136
Published February 2010
Cambridge University Press
£44.99
Sovereignty, the WTO and Changing Fundamentals of International Law ISBN 9780521748414
Published March 2009
Cambridge University Press
£34.99
Precedent in the World Court
Mohamed ShahabuddeenInternational Court of Justice, The Hague
ISBN 9780521046718
Published December 2007
Cambridge University Press
£34.99
Sovereignty, the WTO and Changing Fundamentals of International Law ISBN 9780521860079
Published May 2006
Cambridge University Press
£89.99
Denial of Justice in International Law ISBN 9780521851183
Published September 2005
Cambridge University Press
£89.99
The Gentle Civilizer of Nations: The Rise and Fall of International Law 1870-1960 ISBN 9780521548090
Published July 2004
Cambridge University Press
£64.99
The Gentle Civilizer of Nations: The Rise and Fall of International Law 1870-1960 ISBN 9780521623117
Published May 2003
Cambridge University Press
£139.99
Recourse to Force: State Action against Threats and Armed Attacks ISBN 9780521820134
Published December 2002
Cambridge University Press
£69.99
Self-determination of Peoples: A Legal Reappraisal ISBN 9780521637527
Published December 1998
Cambridge University Press
£49.99
Precedent in the World Court
Mohamed ShahabuddeenInternational Court of Justice, The Hague
ISBN 9780521563109
Published January 1998
Cambridge University Press
Price on Application
Aspects of the Administration of International Justice ISBN 9780521463126
Published January 1991
Cambridge University Press
Out of print
Corporations in and Under International Law
Ignaz Seidl-HohenveldernUniversitat Wien, Austria
ISBN 9780521463249
Published January 1987
Cambridge University Press
Out of print