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War, Aggression and Self-Defence 4th ed isbn 9780521616317

War, Aggression and Self-Defence 3rd ed

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Yoram DinsteinDepaul University, Chicago

ISBN13: 9780521797580
ISBN: 0521797586
New Edition ISBN: 052161631X
Published: July 2001
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print
Hardback edition , ISBN13 9780511032035

Out Of Print
Yoram Dinstein's seminal textbook is an essential guide to the legal issues of war and peace, armed attack, self-defence and enforcement measures taken under the aegis of the Security Council. This third edition incorporates new material on the Kosovo air campaign, 'humanitarian intervention', recent resolutions adopted by the Security Council, the latest pronouncements of the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. Also discussed are new treaties including the 1998 Rome Statute on the International Criminal Court and current studies of the International Law Commission.

In addition, supplementary sections consider, for example, enforcement action carried out by regional organizations under the authority of the Security Council. War, Aggression and Self-Defence remains a comprehensive and highly readable introduction to the legal issues surrounding war and self-defence, and continues to provide an indispensable tool for students and practitioners of international law, international relations and military studies.

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Part I. The Legal Nature of War: 1. What is war? 2. The course of war
Part II. The Illegality of War: 3. An historical perspective of the legal status of war; 4. The contemporary prohibition of the use of interstate force; 5. The criminality of war of aggression; 6. Controversial consequences of the change in the legal status of war
Part III. Exceptions to the Prohibition of the Use of Interstate Force: 7. The concept of self-defence; 8. The modality of individual self-defence; 9. Collective self-defence; 10. Collective security.