War, Aggression and Self-Defence

War, Aggression and Self-Defence

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Yoram Dinstein
Cambridge University Press
Edition: 6, 9/28/2017
EAN 9781316641668, ISBN10: 131664166X

Paperback, 440 pages, 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.5 cm
Language: English
Originally published in English

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.

Part I. The Legal Nature of War
1. Armed conflict, war and neutrality
2. The course of war
Part II. The Illegality of War
3. 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 modalitIies of individual self-defence
9. Collective self-defence
10. Collective security.