International Law and the Use of Force

ISBN-10: 159941340X

ISBN-13: 9781599413402

Edition: 2nd 2009 (Revised)

Authors: Mary Ellen O'Connell

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This casebook may get more attention today than ever before in its history. From the Russian invasion of Georgia to the on-going detentions at Guantanamo Bay, the use of suicide bombs, to the workings of the United Nations Security Council in a crisis like Darfur, some of the most pressing legal issues of the day are found in this branch of international law. The book: Brings together cases and materials on both the law governing the resort to armed force (jus ad bellum) and the law governing the conduct of force (jus in bello) Provides a dynamic introduction for students, scholars, and practitioners. In addition to adding important new cases from the International Court of Justice, the United States Supreme Court, Israeli High Court of Justice, and others, the second edition adds a completely new chapter on prohibited weapons that begins with nuclear weapons and ends with suicide bombs.
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Book details

List price: $222.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: West Academic
Publication date: 11/25/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 786
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.520
Language: English

Mary Ellen O'Connell holds the Robert and Marion Short Chair in Law at the University of Notre Dame Law School. She has studied, taught, and written about international law for over 25 years. Professor O'Connell received her J.D. from Columbia Law School, an LL.B. with first-class honors from Cambridge University, an MSc. in International Relations from the London School of Economics, and her B.A. in History from Northwestern University. Her previous publications include International Law and the Global War on Terrorism: Lectures for the University of Paris II (2007), International Dispute Resolution, Cases and Materials (2006), and Redefining Sovereignty: The Use of Force After the Cold War (edited with M. Bothe and N. Ronzitti, 2005). Professor O'Connell has taught at such diverse institutions as the Notre Dame Law School, the US Department of Defense's George C. Marshall Center for Security Studies in Germany, Ohio State University College of Law, the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies in Italy, the Oxford Institute on International and Comparative Law, Christian-Albrechts-Universit�t in Kiel, Germany, and the University of Paris II (Paris, France). Her service to international law includes membership in numerous organizations, including the International Law Association as Chair of the Study Committee on Use of Force, the Executive Committee of the International Law Section of the American Association of Law Schools, the American Society of International Law (former member of the Executive Committee), the International Institute for Humanitarian Law (San Remo, Italy), the Lieber Society, and the German Society of International Law.

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