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‘The Wiser and Wider Security at which we are Ourselves Aiming’: The Labour Government and the Geneva Protocol, 1924

Peter J. Yearwood

in Guarantee of Peace: The League of Nations in British Policy 1914-1925

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199226733
eISBN:
9780191710308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226733.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Ramsay MacDonald's Labour government of 1924 promised a new approach to the League. It rejected the Treaty of Mutual Assistance as militaristic, but was slow to advance a positive policy, though it ... More


Guarantee of Peace: The League of Nations in British Policy 1914-1925

Peter J. Yearwood

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199226733
eISBN:
9780191710308
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226733.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The book reconsiders the role of the League of Nations as an idea and as an institution in the development of British policy, 1914–25. It challenges the view that London took up the league idea ... More


Legal Aspects of the Geneva Protocol of 1925 * †

Detlev F. Vagts and Theodor Meron

in Humanizing the Laws of War: Selected Writings of Richard Baxter

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199680252
eISBN:
9780191760181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199680252.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter describes the obligations imposed by the Geneva Protocol of 1925, what steps the United States will have to take if it decides to become a party to the Protocol without accepting all of ... More


Tabling the Issue: Two Franco-British Negotiations

Brian C. Rathbun

in Diplomacy's Value: Creating Security in 1920s Europe and the Contemporary Middle East

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453182
eISBN:
9780801455063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453182.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter explores how European foreign relations post-World War I were preoccupied with the question of French security. France wanted a firm commitment by Britain to protect it in case of ... More


Terrorism in Customary International Law

Ben Saul

in Defining Terrorism in International Law

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199535477
eISBN:
9780191712197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199535477.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter confirms that there is no generic international crime, or distinct legal concept, of terrorism. It discusses how early attempts in the General Assembly to define terrorism were ... More


The Free State and the Search for European Security, 1925–1926

Gerard Keown

in First of the Small Nations: The Beginnings of Irish Foreign Policy in the Inter-War Years, 1919–1932

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198745129
eISBN:
9780191806063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198745129.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

Chapter 6 charts Irish responses mid-1920s’ efforts to create a European security architecture culminating in the Locarno Pacts and German admission to the League of Nations. Ireland favoured using ... More


Criminal Responsibility for the Unlawful Use of Force in Inter-State Relations

Ian Brownlie

in International Law and the Use of Force by States

Published in print:
1963
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198251583
eISBN:
9780191681332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198251583.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

The concept of criminal responsibility of states is described. The concept of the criminal liability of individuals responsible for the unlawful use of force in inter-state relations is also shown. ... More


Devising “Constructive Peacetime Uses”

Scott Christianson

in The Last Gasp: The Rise and Fall of the American Gas Chamber

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520255623
eISBN:
9780520945616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255623.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

When World War I ended, the United States shut down its poison gas plants for a time. But General Amos Fries and the chemical industry vowed to fight the dismantling of the precious apparatus they ... More


A Hawk Turns to Peace, Doves Go to War

Lynn C. Klotz and Edward J. Sylvester

in Breeding Bio Insecurity: How U.S. Biodefense Is Exporting Fear, Globalizing Risk, and Making Us All Less Secure

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226444055
eISBN:
9780226444079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226444079.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Biotechnology

The use of biological and chemical weapons in warfare theoretically ended with the 1925 Geneva protocol, but only for those who had ratified it. In the face of such dangers, President Richard Nixon ... More


Bombing to Rescue?: NATO’s 1999 Bombing of Serbia*

Henry Shue

in Fighting Hurt: Rule and Exception in Torture and War

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198767626
eISBN:
9780191821486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198767626.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Civilians are helpless in the face of air attack, making the limitation of bombing especially important morally. This chapter initiates a series on limits on bombing. NATO’s bombing of Serbia was a ... More


Chemical Warfare in Yemen

Asher Orkaby

in Beyond the Arab Cold War: The International History of the Yemen Civil War, 1962-68

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190618445
eISBN:
9780190618476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190618445.003.0007
Subject:
History, Middle East History, World Modern History

Nasser’s “long-breath strategy” from 1966 through the end of 1967 was focused on maintaining the security of the strategic triangle while using fewer troops. Instead, an intensive bombing campaign ... More


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