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International Action

Ian Brownlie

in International Law and the Use of Force by States

Published in print March 1963 | ISBN: 9780198251583
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191681332 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198251583.003.0017
International Action

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This chapter reports the various forms of international action. It assumes that aid to the victim of an attack remains action in defence of that other and cannot properly be called a war of sanction. In addition, it addresses the military action authorized by organs of the United Nations. The technical effect of Articles 53 and 107 is permanently to outlaw the ex-enemy states. Moreover, it is shown that the superiority of Article 51 could be supported by its use of the phrase ‘inherent right’ and the fact that the right has always existed in customary law.

Keywords: international action; defence; United Nations; Article 53; Article 107; customary law

Chapter.  5409 words. 

Subjects: Public International Law

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