15 Credits SPRING


Pre-requisites: Or a demonstrable knowledge of public international law acquired from prior study


Aims/Description: Recent conflicts in Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq have attracted much debate on the legality of going to war. This module looks at that international legal debate, drawing upon practice and doctrine in the area known traditionally as the jus ad bellum. The topics considered are: limitations upon war in international war; the prohibition on the use of armed force in the UN Charter; the right of self-defence; humanitarian intervention; collective security and UN military action; and regionalism and collective security.

Staff Contact: Nicholas Tsagourias
Teaching Methods: Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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