Extraterritorial Use of Force Against Non-State Actors by Noam LubellExtraterritorial Use of Force Against Non-State Actors by Noam Lubell

Extraterritorial Use of Force Against Non-State Actors

byNoam Lubell

Paperback | September 5, 2011

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This book analyses the primary relevant rules of international law applicable to extra-territorial use of force by states against non-state actors. Force in this context takes many forms, ranging from targeted killings and abductions of individuals to large-scale military operations amountingto armed conflict. Actions of this type have occurred in what has become known as the 'war on terror', but are not limited to this context. Three frameworks of international law are examined in detail. These are the United Nations Charter and framework of international law regulating the resort toforce in the territory of other states; the law of armed conflict, often referred to as international humanitarian law; and the law enforcement framework found in international human rights law. The book examines the applicability of these frameworks to extra-territorial forcible measures againstnon-state actors, and analyses the difficulties and challenges presented by application of the rules to these measures. The issues covered include, among others: the possibility of self-defence against non-state actors, including anticipatory self-defence; the lawfulness of measures which do not conform to the parameters of self-defence; the classification of extra-territorial force against non-state actors as armedconflict; the 'war on terror' as an armed conflict; the laws of armed conflict regulating force against groups and individuals; the extra-territorial applicability of international human rights law; and the regulation of forcible measures under human rights law. Many of these issues are the subjectof ongoing and longstanding debate. The focus in this work is on the particular challenges raised by extra-territorial force against non-state actors and the book offers a number of solutions to these challenges.
Dr. Noam Lubell is a Lecturer in international law at the Irish Centre for Human Rights at National University of Ireland, Galway.
Title:Extraterritorial Use of Force Against Non-State ActorsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.71 inPublished:September 5, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199641226

ISBN - 13:9780199641222

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Table of Contents

IntroductionPart I: The Inter-State Relationship: Extraterritorial Use of Force and Self-defence Against Non-State Actors1. The Possibility of Self-Defence Against Non-State Actors2. The Parameters of Self-Defence3. Measures Taken Outside the Self-Defence FrameworkPart I ConclusionPart II: International Humanitarian Law4. Force Against Non-State Actors as Armed Conflict5. Non-Traditional Models of Armed Conflict6. Status of Individuals and the Regulation of ForcePart II ConclusionPart III: International Human Rights Law7. The Principal Practices and Primarily Affected Rights8. Extraterritorial Applicability of Human Rights Law9. Concurrent Applicability of International Humanitarian Law and International Human Rights LawPart III ConclusionConcluding Chapter