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1st Edition

International Law and the Use of Force
Cases and Materials

ISBN 9780367276560
Published January 14, 2020 by Routledge
258 Pages

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Book Description

This book introduces key issues on the use of force while also providing a detailed analysis of technological developments and recent legal discussions in the field.

The author examines areas such as support for rebel groups, the concept of humanitarian intervention, the Responsibility to Protect and recent conversations around the fight against the "Islamic State" in a clear and accessible manner, through a thorough presentation of relevant cases and materials.

This book is essential reading for students studying force and its intersection with international law.

Table of Contents

1. The History of the ius ad bellum

2. The Prohibition of the Threat or Use of Force

3. The Collective Security System

4. Self-Defense

5. Intervention by Invitation

6. Humanitarian Intervention and the Responsibility to Protect

7. Peacekeeping


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Ralph Janik is a lecturer at the University of Vienna.