Use of Force in International Law: A Case-Based Approach
The international law on the use of force is one of the oldest branches of international law. It is an area twinned with the emergence of international law as a concept in itself, and which sees law and politics collide. The number of armed conflicts is equal only to the number of methodological approaches used to describe them.
Many violent encounters are well known. The Kosovo Crisis in 1999 and the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003 spring easily to the minds of most scholars and academics, and gain extensive coverage in this text. Other conflicts, including the Belgian operation in Stanleyville, and the Ethiopian Intervention in Somalia, are often overlooked to our peril.
Ruys and Corten's expert-written text compares over sixty different instances of the use of cross border force since the adoption of the UN Charter in 1945, from all out warfare to hostile encounters between individual units, targeted killings, and hostage rescue operations, to ask a complex question. How much authority does the power of precedent really have in the law of the use of force?
Contents: 1: Introduction, Tom Ruys, Olivier Corten, and Alexandra Hofer 2: The Caroline Incident - 1837, Michael Wood
1. - The Cold War Era (1945-1989)3: The Korean War - 1950-1953, Nigel White 4: The Suez Canal Crisis - 1956, Alexandra Hofer 5: The Soviet Intervention in Hungary - 1956, Eliav Lieblich 6: The U-2 incident - 1960, Ki-Gab Park 7: The Belgian Intervention in The Congo - 1960 and 1964, Robert Kolb 8: The Indian Intervention in Goa - 1961, Tom Ruys 9: The Cuban Missile Crisis - 1962, Alexander Orakhelashvili 10: The Gulf of Tonkin Incident - 1964, Douglas Guilfoyle 11: The US Intervention in the Dominican Republic - 1965, Christian Walter 12: The Six Day War - 1967, John Quigley 13: The Intervention in Czechoslovakia - 1968, Gerhard Hafner 14: The USS Pueblo Incident - 1968, Wolff Heintschel von Heinegg 15: The Indian Intervention into (East) Pakistan - 1971, Dino Kristiotis 16: The Yom Kippur War - 1973, François Dubuisson and Vaios Koutroulis 17: Turkey's intervention in Cyprus - 1974, Oliver Dörr 18: The Mayaguez Incident - 1975, Natalino Ronzitti 19: The Entebbe Raid - 1976, Claus Kreß and Benjamin K. Nußberger 20: The Larnaca Incident - 1978, Constantine Antonopoulos 21: The Vietnamese Intervention in Cambodia - 1978, Gregory H. Fox 22: The Ugandan-Tanzanian War - 1978-1979, Kenneth Chan 23: Operation Litani - 1978, Myra Williamson 24: The Lebanon War - 1982, Myra Williamson 25: The Soviet Intervention in Afghanistan - 1979-1980, Georg Nolte and Janina Barkholdt 26: The US Hostage Rescue Operation in Iran - 1980, Mathias Forteau and Alison See Ying Xiu 27: The Iran-Iraq War - 1980-1988, Andrea de Guttry 28: Israel's Air Strike Against Iraq's Osiraq Nuclear Reactor - 1981, Tom Ruys 29: The US Intervention in Nicaragua - 1981-1988, Jörg Kammerhofer 30: The Falklands/Malvinas War - 1982, Etienne Henry 31: South African Incursions into Lesotho - 1982, Theresa Reinold 32: The US Intervention in Grenada - 1983, Nabil Hajjami 33: The Israeli Raid Against the PLO Headquarters in Tunis - 1985, Erin Pobjie, Fanny Declercq, and Raphaël Van Steenberghe 34: The Killing of Khalil al-Wazir by Israeli Commandos in Tunis - 1988, Erin Pobjie, Fanny Declercq, and Raphaël Van Steenberghe 35: The US Strikes Against Libya - 1986, Maurice Kamto 36: The US Intervention in Panama - 1989, Nicholas Tsagourias
2. - The Post-Cold War Era (1990-2000)37: The ECOWAS Intervention in Liberia - 1990-1997, Ugo Villani38: The Gulf War - 1990-1991, Erika de Wet39: Intervention in Iraq's Kurdish region and the Creation of the No-Fly Zones in Northern and Southern Iraq - 1991-2003, Tarcisio Gazzini40: The Intervention in Somalia, Terry D. Gill and Kinga Tibori-Szabó41: The Intervention in Bosnia and Herzegovina - 1992-1995, Pierre Klein42: The US Air Strike Against the Iraqi Intelligence Headquarters - 1993, Paulina Starski43: The ECOWAS Intervention in Sierra Leone - 1997-1999, Susan Breau44: The US Strikes in Sudan and Afghanistan - 1998, Enzo Cannizzaro and Aurora Rasi45: The Eritrean-Ethiopian War - 1998-2000, Sean D. Murphy46: The Great African War and the Intervention by Uganda and Rwanda in the Democratic Republic of Congo - 1998-2003, James A. Green47: The Kosovo crisis - 1999, Daniel Franchini and Antonios Tzanakopoulos
3. - The Post 9/11-Era (2001-)48: The Intervention in Afghanistan - 2001-, Michael Byers49: The Iraq War - 2003, Marc Weller50: Israeli Air Strikes in Syria - 2003 and 2007, Lindsay Moir51: The Israeli Intervention in Lebanon - 2006, Christian J. Tams and Wenke Brückner52: The Turkish Intervention Against the PKK in Northern Iraq - 2007-2008, Kimberley N. Trapp53: 'Operation Phoenix' - the Colombian Raid Against the FARC in Ecuador - 2008, Mónica Pinto and Marcos Kotlik54: The Conflict in Georgia - 2008, Christine Gray55: Israeli Military Operations Against Gaza: Operation Cast Lead (2008-2009), Operation Pillar of Defense (2012) and Operation Protective Edge (2014), Christian Henderson56: The NATO Intervention in Libya - 2011, Ashley Deeks57: US Extra-Territorial Actions against Individuals: Bin Laden, Al Awlaki, and Abu Khattalah, David Kretzmer58: The Intervention in Côte d'Ivoire - 2011, Dire Tladi59: The Intervention of the Gulf Cooperation Council in Bahrain - 2011, Agatha Verdebout60: The Ethiopian Military Intervention in Somalia - 2011, Jean-Christophe Martin61: The Intervention of France and African Countries in Mali 2013, Karine Bannelier and Théodore Christakis62: Threats of and Actual Military Strikes against Syria - 2013 and 2017, Anne Lagerwall63: The Crisis in Ukraine - 2014, Mary Ellen O'Connell64: The Military Operations against the 'Islamic State' (ISIL or Da'esh) - 2014, Olivier Corten65: The Saudi-Led Military Intervention in Yemen's Civil War - 2015, Luca Ferro and Tom Ruys66: The ECOWAS Intervention in the Gambia - 2016, Mohamed S. Helal
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press|
|Author(s)||Ruys, T and Corten, O|