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Published: 23 June 2016

728 Pages


ISBN: 9780190457976

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Fighting at the Legal Boundaries

Controlling the Use of Force in Contemporary Conflict

Kenneth Watkin,OMM, CD, QC

  • Offers a holistic approach towards the application of the various constitutive parts of international law
  • Focuses on the interaction between the applicable bodies of law by exploring whether their boundaries are improperly drawn, or are being interpreted in too rigid a fashion
  • Emphasizes the disconnect that can occur between theory and practice regarding how these legal regimes are applied and interact with one another
  • Reviews case studies to establish that the threat posed by insurgents, terrorists, and transnational criminal gangs often occur not only at the point these bodies of law interact, but also in situations where there is significant overlap

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