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Defending humanity : when force is justified and why

Author: George P Fletcher; Jens David Ohlin
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
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"In Defending Humanity, legal scholar George P. Fletcher and Jens David Ohlin, an expert on international criminal law, tackle one of the most important and controversial questions of our time: When is war justified? When a nation is attacked, few would deny that it has the right to respond with force. But what about preemptive and preventive wars, or crossing another state's border to stop genocide? Was Israel  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Fletcher, George P.
Defending humanity.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008
(OCoLC)608578433
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: George P Fletcher; Jens David Ohlin
ISBN: 9780195183085 0195183088
OCLC Number: 165478276
Awards: Association of American Publishers PROSE Award, 2008.
Description: xvi, 268 pages : illustrated ; 24 cm
Contents: Murder among nations --
How to talk about self-defense --
A theory of legitimate defense --
The six elements of legitimate defense --
Excusing international aggression --
Humanitarian intervention --
Preemptive and preventive wars --
The collective dimension of war.
Responsibility: George P. Fletcher and Jens David Ohlin.

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"In Defending Humanity, legal scholar George P. Fletcher and Jens David Ohlin, an expert on international criminal law, tackle one of the most important and controversial questions of our time: When is war justified? When a nation is attacked, few would deny that it has the right to respond with force. But what about preemptive and preventive wars, or crossing another state's border to stop genocide? Was Israel justified in initiating the Six Day War, and was NATO's intervention in Kosovo legal? What about the U.S. invasion of Iraq?" "In their new book, Fletcher and Ohlin offer a groundbreaking theory on the legality of war with clear guidelines for evaluating these interventions."--BOOK JACKET.
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