Book 2011

Anticipatory Action in Self-Defence

Essence and Limits under International Law


ISBN: 978-90-6704-795-1 (Print) 978-90-6704-796-8 (Online)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xviii

  2. Chapter

    Pages 1-27


  3. Pre-Charter Customary Law on Self-Defence

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 29-30

    2. Chapter

      Pages 31-58

      Self-Defence in Ancient and Medieval Natural-Law

    3. Chapter

      Pages 59-80

      Self-Defence as a Measure Short of War

    4. Chapter

      Pages 81-100

      Self-Defence as an Exception to the Prohibition of War

    5. Chapter

      Pages 101-115

      The Right of Self-Defence and the Drafting of the UN Charter

    6. Chapter

      Pages 117-124

      The Temporal Dimension of Self-Defence at the Time of the Charter

  4. Post-Charter Customary Law on Self-Defence

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 125-127

    2. Chapter

      Pages 129-140

      The Right of Self-Defence in the Judgments of the Nuremberg and Tokyo Tribunals

    3. Chapter

      Pages 141-172

      Self-Defence in State-to-State Conflicts

    4. Chapter

      Pages 173-201

      Self-Defence and Weapons of Mass Destruction

    5. Chapter

      Pages 203-248

      Self-Defence Against Non-State Actors

    6. Chapter

      Pages 249-268

      The Interpretation of Self-Defence and the United Nations

    7. Chapter

      Pages 269-278

      The Temporal Dimension of Post-Charter Self-Defence

  5. Anticipatory Action in Self-Defence and International Customary Law

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 279-279

    2. Chapter

      Pages 281-288

      The Legality of Anticipatory Action in Self-Defence

    3. Chapter

      Pages 289-318

      The Limits of Anticipatory Action in Self-Defence

  6. Back Matter

    Pages 319-348