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Armed intervention, pursuing legitimacy and the pragmatic use of legal argument

Beckman, Olof LU (2005)
Abstract
This study examines how States use legal arguments in cases of armed intervention and how this usage can influence the development of international law. The objective is to contribute to the understanding of the law on armed intervention by conducting a study of how States actually use legal arguments to justify or condemn armed interventions in actual cases. By assessing empirical material within a frame of abstract analysis of possible legal arguments and a pragmatic background of factual and concrete non-legal factors, this study is intended to contribute to the general understanding of the argumentation of States regarding armed interventions. An important aim within this objective is to provide for a wide appreciation of State conduct... (More)
This study examines how States use legal arguments in cases of armed intervention and how this usage can influence the development of international law. The objective is to contribute to the understanding of the law on armed intervention by conducting a study of how States actually use legal arguments to justify or condemn armed interventions in actual cases. By assessing empirical material within a frame of abstract analysis of possible legal arguments and a pragmatic background of factual and concrete non-legal factors, this study is intended to contribute to the general understanding of the argumentation of States regarding armed interventions. An important aim within this objective is to provide for a wide appreciation of State conduct and argumentation around ideas of legitimacy and legality, primarily regarding the exceptions to the rule of non-use of force in international relations. (Less)
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author
supervisor
opponent
  • Professor Mahmoudi, Said, Stockholm University
organization
publishing date
type
Thesis
publication status
published
subject
keywords
armed intervention, international law, United Nations, public international law, state practise, self-defense, legal argument, human rights, Folkrätt
pages
319 pages
publisher
Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights
defense location
Kulturen (Auditoriet), Karlins plats, Lund.
defense date
2005-04-27 10:15
ISBN
91-628-6414-9
language
English
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yes
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2007-06-01 09:03:45
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  author       = {Beckman, Olof},
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  keyword      = {armed intervention,international law,United Nations,public international law,state practise,self-defense,legal argument,human rights,Folkrätt},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {319},
  publisher    = {Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights},
  school       = {Lund University},
  title        = {Armed intervention, pursuing legitimacy and the pragmatic use of legal argument},
  year         = {2005},
}