War, Aggression and Self-Defence
Yoram Dinstein's influential textbook is an indispensable guide to the legal issues of war and peace, armed attack, self-defence and enforcement measures taken under the aegis of the Security Council. This fifth edition incorporates recent treaties such as the Kampala amendments of the Statute of the International Criminal Court, new case law from the International Court of Justice and other tribunals, and contemporary doctrinal debates. Several new supplementary sections are also included, which take into account recent conflicts around the world, and consideration is given to new resolutions of the Security Council. With many segments having been rewritten to reflect recent State practice, this book remains a wide-ranging and highly readable introduction to the legal issues surrounding war and self-defence.
- Electronic book text
- CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
- Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
- Cambridge, United Kingdom
- 5th Revised edition
Table of contents
Part I. The Legal Nature of War: 1. What is war?; 2. The course of war; Part II. The Illegality of War: 3. A historical perspective of the legal status of war; 4. The contemporary prohibition of the use of inter-state force; 5. The crime of aggression; 6. Controversial consequences of the change in the legal status of war; Part III. Exceptions to the Prohibition of the Use of Inter-State Force: 7. The concept of self-defence; 8. The modalities of individual self-defence; 9. Collective self-defence; Conclusion.