International Law and the Use of Force: Beyond the U.N. Charter Paradigm

How does international law restrict the use of force by states? What are the legal implications of using force? This is the second edition of a bestselling textbook first published in 1993. It is fully revised and updated to cover recent key disputes such as Somalia and Rwanda. This is excellent reading for all students with an interest in international law and many of the key challenges faced by the global community.