Some Problems of Responsibility

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:
Some Problems of Responsibility

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This chapter describes the problems of responsibility for forms of ‘indirect aggression’. Charges of ‘aggression’ are often based on allegations of military aid to, and control over, rebels in a civil war. There remain some rather assorted problems relating to self-defence. The question of lawful defensive measures in the face of indirect aggression is specifically explored. The instruments relating to the use of force do not incorporate any references to animus aggressionis. The absence of such a requirement is an advantage for a number of reasons.

Keywords: responsibility; animus aggressionis; indirect aggression; military aid

Chapter.  5805 words. 

Subjects: Public International Law

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