International Law and Civil Wars

Author: Eliav Lieblich
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415507901
Format: PDF
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This book examines the international law of forcible intervention in civil wars, in particular the role of party-consent in affecting the legality of such intervention. In modern international law, it is a near consensus that no state can use force against another - the main exceptions being self-defence and actions mandated by a UN Security Council resolution. However, one more potential exception exists: forcible intervention undertaken upon the invitation or consent of a government, seeking assistance in confronting armed opposition groups within its territory. Although the latter exception is of increasing importance, the numerous questions it raises have received scant attention in the current body of literature. This volume fills this gap by analyzing the consent-exception in a wide context, and attempting to delineate its limits, including cases in which government consent power is not only negated, but might be transferred to opposition groups. The book also discusses the concept of consensual intervention in contemporary international law, in juxtaposition to traditional legal doctrines. It traces the development of law in this context by drawing from historical examples such as the Spanish Civil War, as well as recent cases such those of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Somalia, Libya, and Syria. This book will be of much interest to students of international law, civil wars, the Responsibility to Protect, war and conflict studies, and IR in general.

International Law

Author: Malcolm N. Shaw
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316991741
Format: PDF, Mobi
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International Law is the definitive and authoritative text on the subject, offering Shaw's unbeatable combination of clarity of expression and academic rigour and ensuring both understanding and critical analysis in an engaging and authoritative style. Encompassing the leading principles, practice and cases, and retaining and developing the detailed references which encourage and assist the reader in further study, this new edition motivates and challenges students and professionals while remaining accessible and engaging. Fully updated to reflect recent case law and treaty developments, this edition contains an expanded treatment of the relationship between international and domestic law, the principles of international humanitarian law, and international criminal law alongside additional material on international economic law.

Eingreifen auf Einladung

Author: Georg Nolte
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783642635786
Format: PDF
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In der Völkerrechtswissenschaft ist streitig, ob Kampfeinsätze fremder Truppen in internen Konflikten, die nicht auf einem Mandat des Sicherheitsrates der Vereinten Nationen beruhen, völkerrechtlich zulässig sind. Nolte geht in seinem Buch der Frage nach, ob die Einladung der jeweiligen Regierung eine Rechtsgrundlage für solche Einsätze sein kann. Er untersucht die Bedeutung der einschlägigen Grundprinzipien des Völkerrechts (Zustimmung, Interventionsverbot, Gewaltverbot, Selbstbestimmungsrecht, Menschenrechtsschutz, Anerkennung von Regierungen) und analysiert dann die umfangreiche Staatenpraxis. Ergebnis seiner Analyse ist, dass die Einladung der Regierung in bestimmten Grenzen rechtfertigend wirken kann und mit den Grundprinzipien der kollektiven Sicherheit, so wie sie sich seit Ende des Kalten Krieges entwickelt haben, vereinbar ist.

The Law Against War

Author: Olivier Corten
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1847316050
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.'

The Use of Force and International Law

Author: Christian Henderson
ISBN: 1107036348
Format: PDF
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This book is a contemporary, comprehensive, and accessible text on the use of force and international law suitable for a range of audiences.

International Law and World Order

Author: Burns H. Weston
Publisher: West Group
Format: PDF, Docs
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Poses four clusters of world order problems that require students to identify and frame legal issues in factual context. Enables students to determine the relevance of information, organize relevant law and policy, test their analytical skills, and develop a critical understanding of the possibilities of international law. Focuses on the current work of the International Criminal Tribunals for the Former Yugoslavia and Rwanda. Comprises a series of hypothetical problems involving fictional countries in "real world" decision-making settings, organized around themes that conveniently cluster the principal challenges to the current world order.

Kompetenzlehre internationaler Organisationen

Author: Norman Weiß
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642033776
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Internationale Organisationen sind zu wichtigen internationalen Akteuren geworden, die im Rahmen der Völkerrechtsordnung agieren. Ihr Handeln beruht auf rechtlicher Grundlegung und bedarf rechtlicher Einhegung. Dies gilt um so mehr, je stärker dieses Handeln in die Rechtssphäre anderer Völkerrechtssubjekte und Individuen hineinwirkt. Ausgehend von einer breit angelegten historischen Analyse, entwickelt der Autor eine Kompetenzlehre internationaler Organisationen.