The Use of Force and International Law, Paperback / softback Book


The Use of Force and International Law offers an authoritative overview of international law governing the resort to force.

Looking through the prism of the contemporary challenges that this area of international law faces, including technology, sovereignty, actors, compliance and enforcement, this book addresses key aspects of international law in this area: the general breadth and scope of the prohibition of force, what is meant by 'force', the use of force through the UN and regional organisations, the use of force in peacekeeping operations, the right of self-defence and the customary limitations upon this right, forcible intervention in civil conflicts, the controversial doctrine of humanitarian intervention.

Suitable for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students, academics and practitioners, The Use of Force and International Law offers a contemporary, comprehensive and accessible treatment of the subject.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 440 pages, 1 b/w illus.
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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  • Category: International law
  • ISBN: 9781107692008



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