Recourse to Force: State Action against Threats and Armed Attacks by Thomas M. FranckRecourse to Force: State Action against Threats and Armed Attacks by Thomas M. Franck

Recourse to Force: State Action against Threats and Armed Attacks

byThomas M. Franck

Paperback | March 19, 2009

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The United Nations Charter in 1945 prohibits all use of force by states except in the event of an armed attack or when authorized by the Security Council. Although the Charter is very hard to amend, its drafters agreed that it should be interpreted flexibly by the UN's principal political institutions and the text has undergone extensive interpretation. This book relates these changes in law and practice to changing public values pertaining to the balance between maintaining peace and promoting justice.
Title:Recourse to Force: State Action against Threats and Armed AttacksFormat:PaperbackDimensions:220 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.51 inPublished:March 19, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521104203

ISBN - 13:9780521104203

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Table of Contents

Part I. The United Nations' capacity for adapting to radical changes of circumstance ; Part II. Use of force by the United Nations; Part III. The original parameters of self-defence; Part IV. Self-defence against state-sponsored terrorists and infiltrators; Part V. Self-defence against ideological subversion; Part VI. Self-defence against attacks on citizens abroad; Part VII. Anticipatory self-defence; Part VIII. Countermeasures and self-help; Part IX. The 'purely humanitarian' intervention; Part X. What, eat the cabin boy? Uses of force that are illegal but justifiable; Index.

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"This is a book that will inform, captivate, and challenge generations of international lawyers, on several levels and in a variety of ways."
--The American Journal of International Law