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International Law and the Use of Force by States - Ian Brownlie

International Law and the Use of Force by States

Hardcover Published: 1st May 1991
ISBN: 9780198251583
Number Of Pages: 560

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The most authoritative work in the field, this classic study is once again available. Professor Brownlie has confined himself to the pursuit, on historic lines, of an estimation of the extent of legal prohibition of the use of force by states. He includes the deliberations and findings of political organs of the League of Nations and the United Nations, as well as a study of the quality of prohibition of force, making some indication of relevant corollaries.

Prefacep. v
Abbreviations and Periodicals: Referred to in Text and Bibliographyp. xxi
An Historical Exposition of the Legal Regulation of the Use of Force by Statesp. 1
Introductionp. 1
The Historical Experience Prior to 1815p. 3
the Customary Law of the Period 1815-1914: Some New Developments: Arbitration and Treaties for Pacific Settlementp. 19
First World War. the Versailles and Other Treaties: War Guilt and Reparationsp. 51
The Covenant of the League of Nationsp. 55
Illegal War, Aggressive War, and Aggression: the Major Legal Developments of the Period 1920 to 1945p. 66
New Foundations: the United Nations Charter and the Bases of the Law Afterp. 112
Instruments Affirming the Five Principles of Peaceful Co-Existencep. 123
Reaffirmation Of, and Adherence To, the Principles of the United Nations Charter and in Particular the Obligations of Article 2, Paragraph 4, of the Charterp. 127
The Content of the Illegality of the Use of Force: the Delictual and Criminal Aspectsp. 130
Introductionp. 130
Use of Force as a State Delict: the Obligation to Make Reparationp. 133
Criminal Responsibility for the Unlawful Use of Force in Inter-State Relationsp. 150
Charges of Crimes Against Peace Arising Out of the Second World Warp. 167
Crimes Against Peace: Definition and Bases of Responsibilityp. 195
Legal Justifications for the Use of Force in the Modern Lawp. 214
Introductionp. 214
Problems of Transition: the Legal RĂ©gime in the Period 1920 to 1930p. 216
The Right of Legitimate Defence. Doctrine and State Practice in the Period 1920 to 1939p. 231
The Right of Self-Defence in the Period After the Second World Warp. 251
Some Problems Relating to Self-Help in the Modern Lawp. 281
Forcible Anticipation of a Breach of Neutralityp. 309
The Consent of Statesp. 317
International Actionp. 328
Other Justifications for Resort to Force of Doubtful Validityp. 338
Introductionp. 350
Problems of a General Nature Relating to the Use of Forcep. 350
The Question of Defining Aggressionp. 351
A Selection of Terms of Art in Treaties of Defensive Alliance, Mutual Assistance, or Security, 1920-1954p. 359
Text of the Conventions for the Definition of Aggression Signed in London, 3, 4 and 5 July 1933p. 360
The Use or Threat of Force and the Concept of Armed Attackp. 361
Some Problems of Responsibilityp. 369
The Authors of and the Entities Protected from Unlawful Resort to Forcep. 379
The Legal Significance of the State of War in the Period Since 1920 and the Problem of Defining Warp. 384
The Illegality of the Use of Force: the Question of Corollaries in the Lawp. 402
The Principle of Non-Recognitionp. 410
Conclusionsp. 424
Table of Cases: (according to Countries and Courts and Tribunals, and with References to Law Reports or Other Sources)p. 437
Table of Cases: (alphabetical)p. 446
Table of Treatiesp. 450
General Sources of State Practicep. 460
Official Sources Referred Top. 461
Table of Documentsp. 462
List of Documents of the Inter&UOoad National Law Commissionp. 467
Table of National Legislationp. 469
General Studies of the Covenant of the League of Nationsp. 473
General Studies of the Charter of the United Nationsp. 474
Bibliography of Books and Articles on the Law Relating to the Use of Force by Statesp. 475
Subject Indexp. 521
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ISBN: 9780198251583
ISBN-10: 0198251580
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 560
Published: 1st May 1991
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.28 x 16.56  x 3.58
Weight (kg): 0.97