Pre-emptive Self-Defence: "In an age of international terrorism, the law on self-defence needs to be expanded to include the right to pre-emptive self-defence."

An evaluation of arguments both for and against this proposition


Essay, 2007

10 Pages, Grade: Distinction


Abstract or Introduction

This paper will argue against an expansion of international law to include an unrestricted doctrine of pre-emptive war in the legal conception of self-defence. In order to back this position arguments both for and against pre-emptive self-defence will be examined from a moral as well as practical point of view. After examining the nature of terrorist threats and current international law, this essay will focus on alternatives to and consequences of pre-emptive self-defence, before considering the limits of law and power in international relations.

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Title
Pre-emptive Self-Defence: "In an age of international terrorism, the law on self-defence needs to be expanded to include the right to pre-emptive self-defence."
Subtitle
An evaluation of arguments both for and against this proposition
College
Macquarie University
Course
IRPG 842 Politics of International Law
Grade
Distinction
Author
Year
2007
Pages
10
Catalog Number
V153934
ISBN (eBook)
9783640664634
ISBN (Book)
9783640664184
File size
475 KB
Language
English
Notes
short essay, 7 pages text, 3 pages of sources, no index.
Keywords
International Law, Self defence, pre emption, USA, Use of Force
Quote paper
MIR, MA Sebastian Plappert (Author), 2007, Pre-emptive Self-Defence: "In an age of international terrorism, the law on self-defence needs to be expanded to include the right to pre-emptive self-defence.", Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/153934

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