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Intervention and International Law

Rosalyn Higgins Dbe Qc

in Themes and Theories

Published in print August 2009 | ISBN: 9780198262350
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191682322 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262350.003.0018
Intervention and International Law

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There are very many different views about intervention and international law. International lawyers perceive the source of international law, (that is to say where we look for international law), as comprising treaties — multilateral and bilateral, but importantly multilateral treaties; custom, which is the habit evidenced in state practice of doing something through a period of time with the belief that one is obliged to act in that way: and judicial decisions. Each of these is relevant in the context of intervention. This chapter discusses the relationship between intervention and jurisdiction, sovereignty, diplomatic relations, trade, human rights, military intervention, humanitarian intervention, and civil war.

Keywords: intervention; international law; treaties; custom; judicial decisions; jurisdiction; sovereignty; trade; human rights; civil war

Chapter.  6192 words. 

Subjects: Public International Law

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