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The Use of Force and International Law

ISBN13: 9781107692008
Published: May 2018
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £29.99

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The Use of Force and International Law offers an authoritative overview of international law governing the resort to force. Looking through the prism of the contemporary challenges that this area of international law faces, including technology, sovereignty, actors and compliance and enforcements, this book addresses key aspects of the prohibition of the use of force:

  • The general breadth and scope of the prohibition of the threat or use of force What is meant by "force"
  • The use of force through the UN and regional organisations
  • The use of force in peacekeeping operations
  • The right of self-defence and the limitations upon this right
  • The controversial right of humanitarian intervention
  • Forcible intervention in civil conflicts
Suitable for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students, academics and practitioners, The Use of Force and International Law offers a contemporary, comprehensive and accessible treatment of the subject.

Public International Law
Part I. The Prohibition of the Threat or Use of Force:
1. The General Breadth and Scope of the Prohibition
2. The Meaning of 'Force'

Part II. The Use of Force in the Context of Collective Security:
3. The Use of Force under the Auspices of the United Nations
4. Issues in relation to Authorisation by the UN Security Council
5. Peacekeeping and the Use of Force

Part III. The Use of force in Self-Defence:
6. General Aspects of the Right of Self-Defence
7. Preventative Self-Defence
8. Self-Defence against Non-State Actors

Part IV. Forcible Intervention in Situations of Civil Unrest:
9. Consent to Intervention and Intervention in Civil Wars
10. The Doctrine of Humanitarian Intervention