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Exploring the limits of international law relating to the use of force in self-defence

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dc.contributor.author Ochoa-Ruiz, Natalia
dc.contributor.author Salamanca Aguado, Esther
dc.date.accessioned 2016-08-03T10:32:08Z
dc.date.available 2016-08-03T10:32:08Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.citation Ochoa-Ruiz, N., & Salamanca-Aguado, E. (2005). Exploring the limits of international law relating to the use of force in self-defence. European Journal of International Law, 16(3), 499-524. spa
dc.identifier.issn 09385428
dc.identifier.issn 14643596
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11268/5536
dc.description.abstract In the new millenium, the scope and limits of the use of force in international relations are still the subject of strong debate. Some legal scholars and state representatives favour an expanded interpretation of the right of self-defence which includes so-called pre-emptive and anticipatory self-defence. The International Court of Justice recently dealt with a dispute involving the use of force, allegedly in self-defence, in the Case Concerning Oil Platforms (Iran v. United States). This article explores the contribution of the judgment to international law on the use of force in self-defence. It discusses two issues: the relationship between self-defence and the protection of essential security interests of states, and the Court’s analysis of the conditions for self-defence. We conclude that the ICJ has largely confirmed its existing jurisprudence in the field and avoided making any explicit, significant new contribution to the notion of self-defence. Nonetheless, we suggest that the Court’s insistence on a narrow interpretation of certain conditions and silence on some controversial arguments advanced by the parties is prudent and more eloquent than words. spa
dc.description.sponsorship SIN FINANCIACIÓN spa
dc.language.iso eng spa
dc.title Exploring the limits of international law relating to the use of force in self-defence spa
dc.type article spa
dc.description.impact No data (2005) spa
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess spa
dc.subject.uem Derecho internacional spa
dc.subject.unesco Derecho internacional spa
dc.description.filiation UEM spa
dc.relation.publisherversion http://ejil.oxfordjournals.org/content/16/3/499.full. pdf+html spa
dc.peerreviewed Si spa


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