The inherent right of self defence in international law [Murray Colin Alder]

Melling, Graham (2015) The inherent right of self defence in international law [Murray Colin Alder]. Journal on the Use of Force in International Law, 1 (1). pp. 198-205. ISSN 2053-1702

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It is an interesting paradox of international law that the right of self-defence is considered to be an inherent right of all states. That a state has the right to defend itself from attack from others is unarguable and is reflective of man’s basic instinct for survival. Yet whilst the principle of the right of self-defence is so clear and unchallenged, its legal definition and scope of application has been the subject of much debate and controversy. Hence the paradox—clear and unchallenged yet giving rise to controversy and confusion. It is this debate and controversy to which Murray Colin Alder seeks to bring some clarity in his very interesting book.

Keywords:Self Defence, Public International Law
Subjects:M Law > M130 Public International Law
Divisions:College of Social Science > Lincoln Law School
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Deposited On:23 Nov 2017 23:48

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