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Just War or Just Peace? Humanitarian Intervention and International Law

Simon Chesterman (Oxford University Press, 2001)

 

 

This book critically examines the right of humanitarian intervention, asserted most spectacularly by NATO during its 1999 air strikes over Kosovo. The UN Charter prohibits the unilateral use of force, but there have long been arguments that such a right might exist as an exception to this rule, or linked to the changing role of the Security Council. Through an analysis of these questions, the book puts NATO’s action in Kosovo in its proper legal and historical perspective.

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