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By Kirsti Samuels

Are civil conflicts and coups d'etat issues of foreign drawback, or questions of nationwide curiosity simply? How can the more and more universal perform of condemnation and intervention via the United international locations and person States into occasions of utmost political violence be understood? Will civil clash sooner or later be thought of unlawful lower than overseas legislations, within the similar means as overseas warfare? providing a penetrating research that unpacks the relationships among political violence, foreign coverage and foreign legislations, and explores overseas perform in additional than 30 civil conflicts, this publication demanding situations many assumptions we carry concerning the dividing line among household and foreign affairs, even if democracy is a world norm, and the way lengthy the overseas neighborhood is ready to take a seat at the sidelines and make allowance ruthless political violence to figure out political management in international locations. This ebook fills a huge void and captures the complexities and tensions inherent in a space the place perform has moved quicker than thought, and pragmatism clashes with idealism.

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See also BROWNLIE, supra note 42, at 281. 44 Nicaragua, Merits, supra note 1, at 131–33. ANTHONY C. AREND AND ROBERT J. BECK, INTERNATIONAL LAW AND THE USE OF FORCE: BEYOND THE UN CHARTER PARADIGM 42–43 (1993). See also William V. O’Brien, Reprisals, Deterrence and Self-Defense in Counterterror Operations, 30 VA. J. INT’L L. 421 (1990). Moreover, MYRES S. MCDOUGAL AND FLORENTINO P. FELICIANO, LAW AND MINIMUM WORLD PUBLIC ORDER: THE LEGAL REGULATION OF INTERNATIONAL COERCION (1961) point out that, frequently, reprisals are the only protection to ensure that other states will do their duty under international law.

ANTHONY C. AREND AND ROBERT J. BECK, INTERNATIONAL LAW AND THE USE OF FORCE: BEYOND THE UN CHARTER PARADIGM 42–43 (1993). See also William V. O’Brien, Reprisals, Deterrence and Self-Defense in Counterterror Operations, 30 VA. J. INT’L L. 421 (1990). Moreover, MYRES S. MCDOUGAL AND FLORENTINO P. FELICIANO, LAW AND MINIMUM WORLD PUBLIC ORDER: THE LEGAL REGULATION OF INTERNATIONAL COERCION (1961) point out that, frequently, reprisals are the only protection to ensure that other states will do their duty under international law.

19 TESÓN, supra note 14, at 176. 20 Koskenniemi, supra note 12, at 1952. 24 Among those that deny the existence of customary human rights norms, there are those who reject the assessment of the practice, while agreeing that an inclusive approach is appropriate,25 and those who reject all aspects of the methodology. J. , 1989). 22 ROSALYN HIGGINS, PROBLEMS AND PROCESS: INTERNATIONAL LAW AND HOW WE USE IT 20 (1994). 23 Id. at 10. 24 Id. at 22. , Arthur M. Weisburd, The Significance and Determination of Customary International Human Rights Law, 25 GA.

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