War, Aggression and Self-Defence by Yoram DinsteinYoram Dinsteins seminal textbook is an essential 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 third edition incorporates new material on the Kosovo air campaign, humanitarian intervention, recent resolutions adopted by the Security Council, the latest pronouncements of the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. Also discussed are new treaties including the 1998 Rome Statute on the International Criminal Court and current studies of the International Law Commission. In addition, supplementary sections consider, for example, enforcement action carried out by regional organizations under the authority of the Security Council. War, Aggression and Self-Defence remains a comprehensive and highly readable introduction to the legal issues surrounding war and self-defence, and continues to provide an indispensable tool for students and practitioners of international law, international relations and military studies.
War, Aggression, and Self-Defense
He served twice as the Charles H. He is a Member of the Institute of International Law. 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.
He served twice as the Charles H. He is a Member of the Institute of International Law. War, Aggression and Self-Defence. Yoram Dinstein. 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 is a completely updated edition of a book originally published in and revised in Since the end of the 'Cold War', although fears of a global cataclysm have considerably abated, the level of force and counter-force used regionally in the Balkans, in the Gulf, in Africa and in other trouble spots is constantly reaching new heights. Every additional conflict leaves its marks on international law. Each time the community of nations has to contend with flagrant aggression, the de facto response leaves normative de jure footprints in its wake. In broader terms, every major war becomes a crucible in which the jus ad bellum just like the jus in bello is tested and forged.
The tragic events of September 11 and the subsequent military campaigns undertaken by the US and coalition forces have generated a renewed interest in the legal norms that govern the use of force at the international level. It is thus not surprising that the legal problems raised by war, aggression and self-defence have become very topical and the subject of various recent studies. The book under review, however, is not one of those studies carried out as a result of this resurgence of interest in the issue of use of force. It is the fourth edition of Yoram Dinstein's celebrated work on jus ad bellum. It was originally published in following the heightened anxieties of the second Cold War after a number of instances of superpower use of force as well as Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford.
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