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Cruelty and the National Interest: The Question of Legitimate Means

Tom Farer

in Confronting Global Terrorism and American Neo-Conservatism: The Framework of a Liberal Grand Strategy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199534722
eISBN:
9780191715891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534722.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This chapter examines the protection of human rights amidst ‘war’ against terrorism. It begins with a discussion of human rights law in the context of armed conflict and the laws of war. It then ... More


A Theory of Legitimate Defense

George P. Fletcher and Jens David Ohlin

in Defending Humanity: When Force is Justified and Why

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199757213
eISBN:
9780190260248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199757213.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter focuses on Article 51 of the UN Charter concerning self-defense and examines the concept of legitimate defense. It discusses the concept legitimate defense as an extensive interpretation ... More


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