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The Use of Force in International Law: A Case-Based Approach

The Use of Force in International Law: A Case-Based Approach

Since the adoption of the UN Charter in 1945, the use of cross-border force has been frequent. This volume invites a range of experts to examine over sixty conflicts, from military interventions to targeted killings and hostage rescue operations, and to ask how powerful precedent... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780198784364
Barcode 9780198784364
Published 26 April 2018 by Oxford University Press (S3)
Format Paperback
Author(s) Edited by Ruys, Tom
Edited by Corten, Olivier
Edited by Hofer, Alexandra
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ISBN-13 9780198784364
ISBN-10 0198784368
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Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
Imprint Oxford University Press
Publication Date 26 April 2018
International Publication Date 12 April 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) Edited by Ruys, Tom
Edited by Corten, Olivier
Edited by Hofer, Alexandra
Category International Relations
Warfare & Defence
Public International Law
International Law Of Territories
International Humanitarian Law
Number of Pages 960
Dimensions Width: 170mm
Height: 247mm
Spine: 51mm
Weight 1,617g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Intervention International law, Aggression International law, Peacekeeping forces, United Nations, War (International law)
NBS Text International Law: Professional
ONIX Text College/higher education
Dewey Code 341
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

The international law on the use of force is one of the oldest branches of international law. It is an area twinned with the emergence of international law as a concept in itself, and which sees law and politics collide. The number of armed conflicts is equal only to the number of methodological approaches used to describe them. Many violent encounters are well known. The Kosovo Crisis in 1999 and the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003 spring easily to the minds of most scholars and academics, and gain extensive coverage in this text. Other conflicts, including the Belgian operation in Stanleyville, and the Ethiopian Intervention in Somalia, are often overlooked to our peril. Ruys and Corten's expert-written text compares over sixty different instances of the use of cross border force since the adoption of the UN Charter in 1945, from all out warfare to hostile encounters between individual units, targeted killings, and hostage rescue operations, to ask a complex question. How much authority does the power of precedent really have in the law of the use of force?

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review a rich resource for students and practitioners of the law on the use of force and is likely to remain the standard reference text for examples of state practice in this area of law for years to come. * Victor Kattan, Chinese Journal of International Law *

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Author's Bio

Olivier Corten teaches public international law at the Universite Libre de Bruxelles, and is co-director of the Revue Belge de Droit International. He is the author or co-author of ten books and of more than one hundred and fifty articles. Tom Ruys studied Law and International Relations at the Universities of Ghent, Nottingham, and Leuven. He joined the faculty of law at the University of Ghent as a tenure-track professor within the department of public international law. Tom Ruys is the author of several publications and has been awarded the Lieber Prize by the American Society of International Law. He is a member of the International Law Association's Committee on the Use of Force, Co-Editor-In-Chief of the Journal of the Use of Force and International Law, and a member of the editorial board of the Revue Belge de Droit International. Assistant editor Alexandra Hofer is a Doctoral Researcher in the Faculty of Law, in the Department of European, Public and International Law at the University of Ghent.

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