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International Law and the Use of Force by National Liberation Movements : Clarendon Paperbacks - Heather A. Wilson

International Law and the Use of Force by National Liberation Movements

Clarendon Paperbacks

Paperback Published: 6th September 1990
ISBN: 9780198256625
Number Of Pages: 224

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This book examines two branches of the international law of armed conflict as they apply to national liberation movements. First, it explores the idea that national liberation movements may legitimately resort to the use of force to secure the right of their peoples to self-determination. Second, it examines the application of the humanitarian law of armed conflict in wars of national liberation.

`It is an absorbing, well-documented and extensively annotated work ... This book is to be recommended as a reference and historical guide to all those who are interested in the subject.' NATO's Sixteen Nations `A stimulating book.' F. A. Mann, International Affairs 'Wilson has certainly made a very useful contribution to the literature on national liberation movements. This is the first book to concentrate on the right of self-determination and its effect on the law of war, and ought to be widely read, especially by those who still hold the conventional view that the use of force remains the exclusive province of sovereign states.' Onje Gye-Wado, Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, Lagos, Modern African Studies, Volume 29, part 4, 1991 `Planners and policy makers should find this very useful in their assessments and possibly in decisions for execution' USL Journal

Acknowledgementsp. vi
List of Principal Abbreviationsp. x
Introductionp. 1
The Lawp. 3
The Concept of Lawp. 5
The Authority to Use Force in International Lawp. 13
Humanitarian Protection in International Lawp. 34
Self-Determinationp. 53
Self-Determination in International Lawp. 55
Right Authorityp. 89
The Authority to Use Force by National Liberation Movementsp. 91
National Liberation Movements as Representative Authoritiesp. 137
Protection of Victimsp. 147
The Law of Armed Conflict in Wars of National Liberationp. 149
The Prospects for Applicationp. 181
Conclusionp. 186
Bibliographyp. 188
Indexp. 205
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ISBN: 9780198256625
ISBN-10: 0198256620
Series: Clarendon Paperbacks
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 6th September 1990
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.19
Weight (kg): 0.39