War, Aggression and Self-Defence

Author: Yoram Dinstein

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521797580

Category: Law

Page: 300

View: 4516

Yoram Dinstein's seminal book is an essential guide to the legal issues of war and peace, armed attack and self-defense. This third edition incorporates new materials on the Kosovo air campaign, "humanitarian intervention," recent Security Council resolutions, the latest pronouncements of the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. This comprehensive introduction to the legal issues surrounding war and self-defense continues to provide an indispensable tool for students and practitioners of international law, international relations and military studies.
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Recht in der Bibel und in kirchlichen Traditionen

Frieden und Recht •

Author: Sarah Jäger,Arnulf von Scheliha

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658209372

Category: Political Science

Page: 140

View: 1195

Der Zusammenhang und das Verhältnis von Ethik und Recht gehören zu den fundamentalethischen Herausforderungen und werden seit der Antike diskutiert. Dennoch stellt sich dieses Problem je nach aktueller Situation immer wieder neu. Fragt man nach der Stellung des Rechts in der biblischen Überlieferung, dann fällt seine Vielgestaltigkeit auf. Es trägt in sich selbst geschichtlichen Charakter und hat sich seinerseits in verschiedener Weise auf das Rechtsdenken unterschiedlicher Epochen und Regionen ausgewirkt. Über den biblischen Befund hinaus diskutiert der Band die kirchlichen Traditionen, die sich auf sehr unterschiedliche Art und Weise mit dem vorfindlichen (staatlichen) Recht auseinandersetzen.
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Militär-Politik

Materialien zu e. Wehrkunde

Author: Wilfried von Bredow

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Germany (West)

Page: 229

View: 6964

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Zur Ethik des Krieges und des Terrorismus

Author: Uwe Steinhoff

Publisher: Kohlhammer Verlag

ISBN: 9783170217232

Category: Philosophy

Page: 159

View: 5344

Wann ist ein Krieg gerecht? Wer ist "unschuldig," und wer ist unter welchen Umstanden ein legitimes Angriffsziel? Und was bedeutet das fur die Beurteilung von Terrorismus? Diese und andere hochaktuelle Fragen behandelt Uwe Steinhoff in seiner kritischen und provokativen Analyse auch im Ruckgriff auf aktuelle Beispiele wie den Nahostkonflikt und den "Krieg gegen den Terror." Der Leser erhalt einen profunden und prazisen Uberblick uber die philosophische Debatte als unentbehrliches Rustzeug fur die eigene Urteilsfindung. "In seiner gewahlten Rolle als philosophe provocateur prasentiert Steinhoff eine nachhaltige Position und untermauert sie mit enthusiastischen Kritiken konventioneller Ansichten und dem unerschrockenen Ausbuchstabieren der Logik der Alternativen. Insbesondere fur Philosophiestudenten wird dieses Buch eine nutzliche Provokation sein, und vieles von dem, was gesagt wird, verdient Zustimmung."(Prof. Henry Shue, Merton College, Oxford)"Dieses kraftvoll herausfordernde Buch wird zweifelsohne Kontroversen provozieren und die Debatte stimulieren."(Prof. Jeff McMahan, Rutgers University)
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Criminal Responsibility for the Crime of Aggression

Author: Patrycja Grzebyk

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136001204

Category: Law

Page: 408

View: 441

Since the Nuremberg trial, the crime of aggression has been considered one of the gravest international crimes. However, since the 1940s no defendants have been charged with this crime, with some states actively opposing the notion of punishing aggression. The option of trying an individual for aggression is expressly included in the statute of the International Criminal Court. In 2010 the Assembly of States Parties adopted a definition of the crime of aggression and conditions of the exercise of jurisdiction over this crime by the Court. The Assembly also agreed that the decision on including the crime of aggression within the Court’s jurisdiction would be made in 2017 at the earliest. It is still internationally debatable whether the criminalisation of aggression is an outcome to strive for, or whether its abandonment is more preferable. In Criminal Responsibility for the Crime of Aggression, Patrycja Grzebyk explores the scope of criminal responsibility of individuals for crimes of aggression and asks why those responsible for aggression are not brought to justice. The book first works to identify the legal norms that define and delegalise aggression, before moving to determine the basis and scope for the criminalisation of aggression. The book then goes on to identify the key risks and difficulties inherent in trials for aggression. Following a string of awards in Poland, including the Manfred Lachs Prize for the best first book on public international law, this cutting investigation of aggression is now deservedly made available to the wider world. In its extensive analysis of international trials on aggression, and its synthesis of legal, political and historical rhetoric, this book offers broad and striking insight into the criminal responsibility of individuals on a world stage.
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Völkerstrafrecht

Author: Gerhard Werle,Florian Jessberger

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161493720

Category: Crimes against humanity

Page: 728

View: 9995

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.
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International Law And Armed Conflict, Exploring the Faultlines

Essays in Honour of Yoram Dinstein

Author: Michael N. Schmitt,Jelena Pejic

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9004154280

Category: Law

Page: 586

View: 3126

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.
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The Palestine Yearbook of International Law, 1995

Author: Anis F. Kassim

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9789041103147

Category: Law

Page: 564

View: 5619

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.
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The Law And Practice Of The United Nations

Author: Benedetto Conforti

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9004143092

Category: Law

Page: 328

View: 2030

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.
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Handbook of Defence Politics

International and Comparative Perspectives

Author: Isaiah "Ike" Wilson III,James J.F. Forrest

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136639470

Category: Political Science

Page: 476

View: 3049

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.
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Complicity in International Law

Author: Miles Jackson

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191056758

Category: Law

Page: 272

View: 3896

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.
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The Right to National Self-defense

In Information Warfare Operations

Author: D. Delibasis

Publisher: Arena books

ISBN: 9780955605512

Category: Law

Page: 418

View: 7803

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.
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International Law

Author: Malcolm N. Shaw

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316061272

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 5361

This new edition of International Law confirms the text's status as the definitive book on the subject. Combining both his expertise as academic and practitioner, Malcolm Shaw's survey of the subject motivates and challenges both student and professional. By offering an unbeatable combination of clarity of expression and academic rigour, he ensures both understanding and critical analysis in an engaging and authoritative style. The text has been updated throughout to reflect recent case law and treaty developments. It retains the detailed references which encourage and assist further reading and study.
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The Law Against War

The Prohibition on the Use of Force in Contemporary International Law

Author: Olivier Corten

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1847316050

Category: Law

Page: 569

View: 971

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.'
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Targeted Killing

Self-Defense, Preemption, and the War on Terrorism

Author: Thomas B. Hunter

Publisher: Thomas Hunter

ISBN: 143925205X

Category: Political Science

Page: 96

View: 1629

This is an objective, strategic assessment of the role, usefulness, and logistical concerns posed by state-sponsored targeted killing and its overall efficiency in the current war on global terrorism.
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Politics of International Law and International Justice

Author: Edwin Egede

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748684522

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

View: 1642

A textbook introduction to international law and justice is specially written for students studying law in other departments, such as politics and IR. Students will engage with debates surrounding sovereignty and global governance, sovereign and diplomati
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Responsibility to protect

ein neuer Ansatz im Völkerrecht zur Verhinderung von Völkermord, Kriegsverbrechen und Verbrechen gegen die Menschlichkeit

Author: Christopher Verlage

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161498121

Category: Crimes against humanity

Page: 433

View: 1954

Hat die Staatengemeinschaft eine rechtlich greifbare Verantwortung, Individuen vor Völkermord, Kriegsverbrechen und Verbrechen gegen die Menschlichkeit zu schützen? Die von der UN-Generalversammlung im Jahr 2005 beschlossene "Responsibility to Protect" könnte eine Verschiebung des Völkerrechts in dieser zentralen Frage eingeleitet haben. Nimmt man eine solche Verantwortung an, dreht sich der Rechtfertigungsdruck komplett um: Nicht mehr diejenigen Staaten, welche zur Abwendung gravierender innerstaatlicher Menschenrechtsverletzungen intervenieren, müssen sich exkulpieren, sondern vielmehr die untätig gebliebenen Staaten. Christopher Verlage untersucht, ob sich die "Responsibility to Protect" bereits zu einer verbindlichen Norm des Völkerrechts verdichtet hat. Ferner analysiert und bewertet er die Auswirkungen dieser Rechtsentwicklung für den UN-Sicherheitsrat und die Regionalorganisationen.Das Buch wurde mit dem Harry-Westermann-Preis der Rechtswissenschaftlichen Fakultät der Universität Münster ausgezeichnet.
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Seekriegsrecht und Neutralität im Seekrieg

Author: Wolff Heintschel von Heinegg

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783428084173

Category: War, Maritime (International law)

Page: 637

View: 9149

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State Responsibility for Interferences with the Freedom of Navigation in Public International Law

Author: Philipp Wendel

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540743332

Category: Law

Page: 286

View: 863

Conventions covering the law of the sea contain provisions on compensation for wrongful interferences with navigation, though they are rarely applied. This book analyses all relevant compensation provisions and compares them to the general law of state responsibility. The author discusses such issues as the responsibility of international organizations, liability for lawful conduct, and several and joint liability in public international law.
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'Armed Attack' and Article 51 of the UN Charter

Evolutions in Customary Law and Practice

Author: Tom Ruys

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 113949483X

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 9594

This book examines to what extent the right of self-defence, as laid down in Article 51 of the Charter of the United Nations, permits States to launch military operations against other States. In particular, it focuses on the occurrence of an 'armed attack' - the crucial trigger for the activation of this right. In light of the developments since 9/11, the author analyses relevant physical and verbal customary practice, ranging from the 1974 Definition of Aggression to recent incidents such as the 2001 US intervention in Afghanistan and the 2006 Israeli intervention in Lebanon. The notion of 'armed attack' is examined from a threefold perspective. What acts can be regarded as an 'armed attack'? When can an 'armed attack' be considered to take place? And from whom must an 'armed attack' emanate? By way of conclusion, the different findings are brought together in a draft 'Definition of Armed Attack'.
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