The Authors of and the Entities Protected from Unlawful Resort to Force

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:
The Authors of and the Entities Protected from Unlawful Resort to Force

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This chapter discusses the entities that may be responsible as authors of aggression, and what entities are protected by unlawful resort to force. In particular, it empirically explores certain aspects of the law which are of particular concern relating to the use of force. Questions which have arisen or may arise include the possibility of unrecognized states and de facto governments committing aggression, the necessity to protect territories under special régimes under the law, and the nature of the geographical limits of state sovereignty for the purpose of determining what is an unlawful infringement of that sovereignty. It also deals with responsibility for delict and breaches of international peace and security within the meaning of Article 39 of the Charter. It is stated that special considerations will develop when special legal régimes are created which do not depend on sovereignty.

Keywords: aggression; force; entities; law; legal regimes; sovereignty

Chapter.  2881 words. 

Subjects: Public International Law

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