Measures Taken Outside the Self-Defence Framework

Noam Lubell

in Extraterritorial Use of Force Against Non-State Actors

Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780199584840
Published online September 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191594540 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Monographs in International Law

Measures Taken Outside the Self-Defence Framework

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This chapter questions whether extraterritorial use of force against non-state actors might, in certain conditions, not be a breach of international law, even if taken outside the framework of self-defence. The concepts of countermeasures, necessity, hot pursuit, and piracy are examined. In addition, there is an analysis of the possibility of alternative paradigms or interpretations that might be claimed to allow for use of force other than in self-defence, such as ‘extraterritorial law enforcement’.

Keywords: countermeasures; necessity; hot pursuit; piracy; self-defence; use of force; abduction

Chapter.  6204 words. 

Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration

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