Modern Self-Defense in Practice: Two Case Scenarios

HRLR Online September 2, 2017
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José Luis Aragón Cardiel, Amanda Davis, and Lauranne Macherel each earned their LL.M. from Columbia Law School in 2016 and are international law practitioners.

Our article “Modern Self-Defense: The Use of Force Against Non-Military Threats” explores the legal bases States could draw on in using military force to respond to significant threats or harms that are not military in nature but that may be optimally tackled with some form of military action where the United Nations Security Council (Security Council) has failed to act.

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