War Aggression and Self Defence

Author: Yoram Dinstein
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781108127363
Release Date: 2017-09-30
Genre: Law

War, Aggression and Self-Defence is an indispensable guide to international legal issues of war and peace, the crime of aggression, self-defence and its trigger, armed attack, and the different modalities of self-defence, as well as enforcement measures taken under the aegis of a binding decision of the Security Council. This new and fully updated 6th edition focuses on the key issues at the forefront of the contemporary international legal debate, as well as analysing the new armed conflicts in Syria, Ukraine and Georgia, re-examining the Kampala amendments on the crime of aggression and considering the phenomenon of 'robust' mandates of a peacekeeping force. Suitable for graduate and advanced undergraduate students, this market-leading book offers a wide-ranging and highly readable introduction to the legal issues surrounding war and self-defence.

War Aggression and Self defence The Legal Nature of War 1 What is war 2 The course of war Part II The Illegality of War 3 A historical perspective of the legal status of war 4 The contemporary prohibition of the use of inter state force 5 The crime of aggression 6 Controversial consequences of the change in the legal status of war Part III Exceptions to the Prohibition of the Use of Inter State Force 7 The concept of self defence 8 The modalities of individual self defence 9 Collective self defence Conclusion

Author: Yoram Dinstein
ISBN: 1139161490
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Aggression (International law)

"Yoram Dinstein's influential textbook is an indispensable guide to the legal issues of war and peace, armed attack, self-defence and enforcement measures taken under the aegis of the Security Council. This fifth edition incorporates recent treaties such as the Kampala amendments of the Statute of the International Criminal Court, new case law from the International Court of Justice and other tribunals, and contemporary doctrinal debates. Several new supplementary sections are also included, which take into account recent conflicts around the world, and consideration is given to new resolutions of the Security Council. With many segments having been rewritten to reflect recent State practice, this book remains a wide-ranging and highly readable introduction to the legal issues surrounding war and self-defence"--

Selbstverteidigung und kollektive Sicherheit

Author: Nico Krisch
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 354042508X
Release Date: 2001-11-21
Genre: Law

Selbstverteidigung und kollektive Sicherheit repräsentieren gegenläufige Ordnungsmodelle der internationalen Beziehungen und des Völkerrechts - eine an den Einzelstaaten orientierte Ordnung steht einer Konzeption gegenüber, die primär auf staatengemeinschaftlichen Institutionen basiert. Die daraus notwendigerweise resultierende Spannung ist von Art. 51 UN-Charta nicht eindeutig gelöst worden. Die in dem Buch unternommene Analyse von Charta und Staatenpraxis zeigt jedoch, daß das gegenwärtige Völkerrecht dem kollektiven System grundsätzlich Vorrang einräumt. Der UN-Sicherheitsrat kann das Selbstverteidigungsrecht der Staaten weitgehend einschränken; dies selbst dann, wenn dadurch Staaten in existentielle Gefahr geraten können. Dieses Ergebnis spiegelt die stark fortgeschrittene Konstitutionalisierung des Völkerrechts wider, es legt aber auch eine Revision der Grundlagen des Völkerrechts nahe.

The Conduct of Hostilities Under the Law of International Armed Conflict

Author: Yoram Dinstein
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521542278
Release Date: 2004-02-26
Genre: Law

A companion volume to the author's textbook War, Aggression and Self-Defence, Third Edition (Cambridge 2001), this book focuses on issues arising in the course of hostilities between States, emphasizing the most recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Main themes considered are lawful and unlawful combatants, war crimes (including command responsibility and defenses), prohibited weapons, the distinction between combatants and civilians, legitimate military objectives, and the protection of the environment and cultural property. Many specific topics that have attracted much interest in recent hostilities are also addressed. Also available: War, Aggression and Self-Defence 0-521-79344-0 Hardback $110.00 C 0-521-79758-6 Paperback $40.00 D

V lkerstrafrecht

Author: Gerhard Werle
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 3161493729
Release Date: 2007-01-01
Genre: Crimes against humanity

Die erste Gesamtdarstellung des Völkerstrafrechts in deutscher Sprache liegt nunmehr in komplett überarbeiteter und aktualisierter Fassung vor. Ausgehend vom Römischen Statut des Internationalen Strafgerichtshofes und dem aktuellen Stand des Völkergewohnheitsrechts werden die Grundlagen und der Allgemeine Teil des Völkerstrafrechts sowie die einzelnen Völkerrechtsverbrechen behandelt, nämlich Völkermord, Verbrechen gegen die Menschlichkeit, Kriegsverbrechen und das Verbrechen der Aggression. Rechtsprechung und Schrifttum sind auf aktuellem Stand berücksichtigt. Einbezogen sind die neuesten Entwicklungen des Völkerstrafrechts, insbesondere die erste Verfahrenspraxis des Internationalen Strafgerichtshofes, die Errichtung "hybrider" Strafgerichte und die Implementierung des Völkerstrafrechts in staatlichen Strafrechtsordnungen.

Geschichte des Peloponnesischen Krieges

Author: Thukydides
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783110361506
Release Date: 1993-01-01
Genre: Philosophy

Thukydides ist der Begründer der politischen Geschichtsschreibung. Er war ungefähr 30 Jahre alt, als 431 v. Chr. der Peloponnesische Krieg ausbrach, jener jahrzehntelage Machtkampf zwischen Athen und Sparta, an dessen Ende Athen - und mit ihm die Demokratie - gegen das spartanische Königtum unterlag. Thukydides hatte hier sein Lebensthema gefunden. Doch bevor er zum Chronisten der Kämpfe zwischen den beiden Blöcken wurde, hat er selbst an ihnen teilgenomnmen. Im Jahre 425/4 v. Chr. bekleidete er das hohe militärische Amt des Strategen, bis ein Misserfolg zu seiner Verbannung führte. Er lebte daraufhin 20 Jahre im Exil und kehrte erst nach Kriegsende nach Athen zurück.

International Law And Armed Conflict Exploring the Faultlines

Author: Michael N. Schmitt
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9789004154285
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Law

International law and armed conflict exist in a symbiotic relationship. In some cases, law shapes conflict proactively by imposing normative limits in advance of the appearance of proscribed conduct. Much more commonly, armed conflict either reveals lacunae in the law or demonstrates how law designed for yesterday's wars falls short when applied to contemporary conflict. When that happens, international law reacts by allowing provisions to fall into desuetude, embracing new interpretations of existing prescriptions, or generating new norms through practice or codification. In the 21st Century, both international security and armed conflict are the subject of arguably unprecedented sea changes. As a result, claims that both the" jus ad bellum" and "jus in bello" are unwieldy and ill-fitting in the context of modern hostilities have surfaced prominently. Whether one agrees with such dire assessments, what has become clear is that armed conflict is increasingly exposing faultlines in the law governing the resort to force. The intent of this collection of essays in honour of Professor Yoram Dinstein on the occasion of his 70th birthday is to explore such faultlines, first by identifying them and then by assessing their consequences. In a sense, then, the essays, contributed by the top minds in the field, will serve to assist academics and practitioners to anticipate pressure on the law governing armed conflict and, to the extent possible, react accordingly. Paralleling Professor Dinstein's classic works - "War, Aggression, and Self-Defence and The Conduct of Hostilities Under the Law of International Armed Conflict "? the book addresses both "ius ad bellum" and "ius in bello" topics.

The Palestine Yearbook of International Law 1995

Author: Anis F. Kassim
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9041103147
Release Date: 1997-01-01
Genre: Law

A well-established yearbook, "The Palestine Yearbook of" "International Law" is widely respected as a prime source of legal material relating to Palestinian issues. It provides an important forum on topical matters relating to Palestine for the international legal community, particularly for legal practitioners, researchers and scholars. In addition to leading articles on current matters of interest, it contains key legislation, court decisions, and other relevant legal material translated from the original Arabic or Hebrew into English. This eighth volume of "The Palestine Yearbook of International Law" contains: leading articles on Palestinian self-government, legal aspects of the Palestinian/Israeli peace process, and the problems of water management in Palestine; the texts of Palestinian, Jordanian, Israeli and U.S. legislation and of various Agreements concluded between the Palestinian National Authority and both Jordan or Israel; the texts of human rights reports; a selection of recent book reviews; and a detailed bibliography. The level of activity in this field and its importance and complexity make "The Palestine Yearbook of International Law" an important component in any international law library, allowing practitioners and academics to maintain awareness of these critical issues.

The Law Against War

Author: Olivier Corten
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781847316059
Release Date: 2010-10-18
Genre: Law

The Law against War is a translated and updated version of a book published in 2008 in French (Le droit contre la guerre, Pedone). The aim of this book is to study the prohibition of the use of armed force in contemporary positive international law. Some commentators claim that the field has undergone substantial changes arising especially since the end of the Cold War in the 1990s. More specifically, several scholars consider that the prohibition laid down as a principle in the United Nations Charter of 1945 should be relaxed in the present-day context of international relations, a change that would seem to be reflected in the emergence of ideas such as 'humanitarian intervention', 'preventive war' or in the possibility of presuming Security Council authorisation under certain exceptional circumstances. The argument in this book is that while marked changes have been observed, above all since the 1990s, the legal regime laid down by the Charter remains founded on a genuine jus contra bellum and not on the jus ad bellum that characterised earlier periods. 'The law against war', as in the title of this book, is a literal rendering of the familiar Latin expression and at the same time it conveys the spirit of a rule that remains, without a doubt, one of the cornerstones of public international law. From the Foreword by Bruno Simma 'Corten's book is weighty not just by its size, but above all through the depth and comprehensiveness with which it analyzes the entirety of what the author calls the law against war, the jus contra bellum... Corten tackles his immense task with a combination of methodical rigour, applying modern positivism and abstaining from constructions of a lex ferenda, and great sensibility for the political context and the ensuing possibilities and limitations of the legal regulation of force.'

Complicity in International Law

Author: Miles Jackson
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191056758
Release Date: 2015-03-12
Genre: Law

This book examines how international law prohibits state and individual complicity. Complicity is a derivative form of responsibility that links an accomplice to the wrongdoing of a principal actor. Whenever a legal system prohibits complicity, it must address certain questions as to the content and structure of the rules. To understand how international law answers these questions, this book proposes an analytical framework in which complicity rules may be assessed and defends a normative claim as to how they should be structured. Anchored by this framework and normative claim, this book shows that international criminal law regulates individual complicity in a comprehensive way, using the doctrines of instigation and aiding and abetting to inculpate complicit participants in international crimes. By contrast, international law's regulation of state complicity was historically marked by an absence of complicity rules. This is changing. In respect of state complicity in the wrongdoing of another state, international law now imposes both specific and general complicity obligations, the latter prohibiting states from aiding or assisting another state in the commission of any internationally wrongful act. In respect of the ways that states participate in harms caused by non-state actors, the traditional normative structure of international law, which imposed obligations only on states, foreclosed the possibility of prohibiting the state's participation as a form of complicity. As that traditional normative structure has evolved, so the possibility of holding states responsible for complicity in the wrongdoing of non-state actors has emerged. More and more, both the wrongs that international actors commit, and the wrongs they help or encourage others to commit, matter.

Handbook of Defence Politics

Author: Isaiah "Ike" Wilson III
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136639470
Release Date: 2011-03-28
Genre: Political Science

Issues of defence politics and policy have long been at the forefront of political agendas and defining of international affairs. However, the dramatic changes to the global system that have taken place since the end of the Cold War and parrticularly since the terror attacks on the USA on 11 September 2001 have amplified the world's attention toward political and policy issues of national, regional and global security. The focus of this volume is on examining the fundamental causes of, and defence policy responses to this new 'post-9/11' security environment. Edited by Isaiah (Ike) Wilson III and James J. F. Forest of the US Military Academy, West Point, USA, this volume is international in scope, with pieces written by experts in the field, offering a collection of up-to-date and balanced insights on key contemporary issues of concern to defence policymakers. The book will be an invaluable reference tool for academics and students, researchers in international relations, policymakers, media professionals and government officials.

The Right to National Self defense

Author: D. Delibasis
Publisher: Arena books
ISBN: 0955605512
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Law

Aims to demonstrate that the advent of Cyberwarfare has pushed traditional legal thinking regarding the regulation of forcible action beyond traditional boundaries. This title sets a paradigm with regard to Cyberwarfare as well as with other methods of warfare which escape the boundaries of the traditional State monopoly of the use of force.

The Law And Practice Of The United Nations

Author: Benedetto Conforti
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9789004143098
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Law

This fully up-dated, third revised edition of Conforti's thought-provoking and challenging textbook, The Law and Practice of the United Nations, provides a comprehensive legal analysis of problems concerning membership, the structure of UN organs, their functions and their acts, taking into consideration the text of the Charter, its historical origins, and, particularly, the practice of the organs. Its main focus is on the practice of the Security Council. In particular the action of the Security Council under Chapter VII has been taken into account. The legal literature on Chapter VII - a literature which has grown enormously in recent times - has also been considered. The fact that the legal aspects of the action or the inaction of the Security Council have been discussed to an unusually large extent by ordinary people at the time of the war against Iraq and even later is worth noting. The importance of the role of the United Nations, and the content of the rules governing it, has become a leitmotiv of all debates on international politics. Consequently, the opinion often held in the past, according to which it was useless to deal with the legal aspects of the United Nations activity, can be considered as obsolete.