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International Law and the Use of Force by States

Ian Brownlie.

March 1963; published online March 2012.

Book. Subjects: public international law. 560 pages.

The author of this book has confined himself to the pursuit, on historic lines, of an estimation of the extent of legal prohibition of the use of force by states. He includes the...

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Yearbook of International Environmental Law

January 2012; published online November 2013.

Journal. Subjects: environment and energy law; public international law.

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International Law

Edited by Tony Carty.

Published online March 2012.

Research Guide. Subjects: international law; international courts and procedures; private international law and conflict of laws; public international law.

Made up of a rapidly expanding range of articles written by distinguished international scholars, this dynamic, continuously updated online resource offers exclusive authoritative research...

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acquired rights

Overview page. Subjects: international law.

This term is used to connote private rights, acquired either by nationals or by aliens, under the existing law of a given State which, according to traditional international law, do ...

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acquiescence

Overview page. Subjects: international law.

Express or implied consent. In law, care must be taken to distinguish between mere knowledge of a situation and positive consent to it. For example, in the defence of volenti non fit...

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Advisory Opinion on the Question of Acquisition of Polish Nationality

Overview page. Subjects: international law.

(1923) P.C.I.J., Ser. B, No. 7. On the League of Nations’ Council's request of 7 July 1923 as to whether the interpretation of art. 4 of the Polish Minorities Treaty ...

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act

Overview page. Subjects: international law.

A term ‘usually denoting a multilateral treaty which establishes rules of law or a régime, such as the Act of Algeciras of 7 April 1906 [relating to the affairs of ...

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act of state

Overview page. Subjects: international law.

An act, often involving force, of the executive of a state, or committed by an agent of a sovereign power with its prior approval or subsequent ratification, that affects adversely a person...

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act of war

Overview page. Subjects: international law.

An act by one nation intended to initiate or provoke a war with another nation; an act considered sufficient cause for war.

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ad hoc judge

Overview page. Subjects: international law.

In the International Court of Justice in a contentious case, ‘[i]f the Court includes upon the Bench a judge of the nationality of one of the parties, any other party ...

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