The Right of Self-Defense in Current International Law


The Right of Self-Defense in Current International Law The dissertation thesis is devoted to one of the key issues of current international law - the right to self-defense. The work is divided into six chapters including introduction and conclusion. After an introductory chapter describing the historical development of the use of force in international relations, it deals with classical self-defense in the context of customary law and contractual setting in the U.N. Charter. The main attention is devoted to the analysis of particularly controversial concepts, such as for example armed attack, with the explanation based on the International Court of Justice case law and doctrinal interpretation. In this context, substantial part of this chapter is devoted to the issue of indirect use of force. In this respect, the judgment of the International Court of Justice in case of Nicaragua is discussed in detail. The thesis also explores the relatively new concept in international law - the cyber-attack. The next chapter deals with preventive self-defense. The thesis analyzes in detail the doctrinal approaches to prevention, focusing on their main arguments. The two main theories - traditional and restrictive - are subject to thorough analysis. This chapter is also devoted in detail on the historical..

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