The Changing Rules on the Use of Force in International Law

by Tarcisio Gazzini

Part of the Melland Schill Studies in International Law Series

The Changing Rules on the Use of Force in International Law Synopsis

The changing rules on the use of force in international law considers the main legal issues concerning the use of force by international organisations and states. It assesses the achievements and failures of the United Nations' collective security system, and discusses the prospects ahead. It also deals with the use of force by states in self-defence and on other legal grounds. The book discusses to what extent the rules on the use of force have evolved since the end of the Cold War in order to meet the needs of the international community. It focuses in particular on the military operations directed against terrorism and weapons of mass destruction. The research is developed from the standpoint of the sources of international law. It rejects a static vision of the rules on the use of force, including those enshrined in the UN Charter. Rather, it highlights the interaction between conventional and customary international law and the exposure of both sources to state practice. -- .

Book Information

ISBN: 9780719073250
Publication date: 12th January 2006
Author: Tarcisio Gazzini
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 288 pages
Categories: Treaties & other sources of international law, International relations,

About Tarcisio Gazzini

Tarcisio Gazzini is Lecturer in International Law at the University of Glasgow -- .

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