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International law and the use of force

Author: Christine D Gray
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Fourth editionView all editions and formats
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"This book explores the large and controversial subject of the use of force in international law. It examines not only the use of force by states but also the role of the UN in peacekeeping and enforcement action, and the increasing role of regional organizations in the maintenance of international peace and security. The UN Charter framework is under challenge. Russia's invasion of Georgia and intervention in  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christine D Gray
ISBN: 9780198808411 0198808410 9780198808428 0198808429
OCLC Number: 1014121897
Description: xii, 489 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: Law and force --
The prohibition of the use of force --
Invitation and intervention --
Self-defence : the framework --
The use of force against terrorism : a new war for a new century? --
The UN and the use of force --
Security Council authorization of member states to use force --
Regional peacekeeping and enforcement action.
Responsibility: Christine Gray.

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