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Author Green, James A., 1981-

Title The International Court of Justice and self-defence in international law / James A. Green
Published Oxford, England ; Portland, Or. : Hart Pub., 2009
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 229 pages)
Series Studies in international law ; v. 25
Studies in international law (Oxford, England) ; v. 25
Contents Introduction -- The criterion of an armed attack in the jurisprudence of the International Court of Justice -- The criteria of necessity and proportionality -- The trouble with armed attack and the merged conceptions of self-defence -- A proposal for redefining armed attack -- The ICJ : roles and restrictions -- Conclusion
Summary The legal rules governing the use of force between States are one of the most fundamental, and the most controversial, aspects of international law. An essential part of this subject is the question of when, and to what extent, a State may lawfully use force against another in self-defence. However, the parameters of this inherent right remain obscure, despite the best efforts of scholars and, notably, the International Court of Justice. This book examines the burgeoning relationship between the ICJ and the right of self-defence. Since 2003 there have been three major decisions of the ICJ that
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-225) and index
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Subject International Court of Justice.
International Court of Justice.
Self-defense (International law)
LAW -- International.
Self-defense (International law)
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1472564820