• Sign In
  • Help
  • My Basket0
Reappraising the Resort to Force: International Law, Jus Ad Bellum and the War on Terror - Studies in International Law 27 (Hardback)
  • Reappraising the Resort to Force: International Law, Jus Ad Bellum and the War on Terror - Studies in International Law 27 (Hardback)
zoom

Reappraising the Resort to Force: International Law, Jus Ad Bellum and the War on Terror - Studies in International Law 27 (Hardback)

(author)
£50.00
Hardback 196 Pages / Published: 20/01/2010
  • In stock online
  • Free UK delivery

Usually despatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
A number of commentators assert that the military response to the terrorist atrocities of 11 September 2001 - encompassing attacks on Afghanistan and Iraq, and commonly referred to as the 'war on terror' - has significantly impacted upon the international law regulating resort to armed force by states (jus ad bellum), loosening the constraints on self-defence. Some even suggest that the very future of the United Nations, in particular the Security Council and its collective security system, is at risk - at least in its current form. This book does not address the question of the future of the United Nations, an issue probably best left to scholars of international relations. Instead, it seeks to place the 'war on terror' within the context of international law, assessing how, or whether, it can be accommodated within the existing legal framework limiting the use of force. Through an examination of the lawfulness (or otherwise) of both Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, including the legal justifications advanced by those states involved and the reaction of the international community, and involving a detailed discussion of the most important developments (ie, the permissibility of self-defence against non-state, terrorist, actors and the 'Bush doctrine' of pre-emptive self-defence against terrorists as proclaimed in the 2002 US National Security Strategy) the book determines whether, and to what extent, the right to use force - or the acceptability of such military action - is currently undergoing a radical transformation. By assessing subsequent developments illustrating the impact that military action against Afghanistan and Iraq has had on the jus ad bellum, this book represents a distinctive and original contribution to the academic literature.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781841136097
Number of pages: 196
Weight: 439 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 12 mm

You may also be interested in...

Documents on the Laws of War
Added to basket
International Law and the Use of Force
Added to basket
Culture and Rights
Added to basket
£35.99
Paperback
Pinochet in Piccadilly
Added to basket
Human Rights
Added to basket
£40.49
Paperback
Fighting Monsters
Added to basket
£45.00
Hardback
The Nuremberg Interviews
Added to basket
The Refugee in International Law
Added to basket
Nuremberg Diary
Added to basket
£15.99
Paperback
Law on the Battlefield
Added to basket
On Complicity and Compromise
Added to basket
In Praise of Intransigence
Added to basket
Iraq and the Crimes of Aggressive War
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.