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Published: 16 February 2017

400 Pages


ISBN: 9780190655020

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Human Rights and Personal Self-Defense in International Law

Jan Arno Hessbruegge

  • The first book dedicated to the right to personal self-defense in international law
  • Discusses the exceptional application of the right to personal self-defense in military-led operations
  • Critically examines the claim that there is a human right to possess firearms for self-defense purposes
  • Covers personal self-defense from all angles, including self-defense between private persons and self-defense in resistance against the state
  • Comprehensive review of jurisprudence from the UN and the American, European and African regional human rights systems
  • Written by a human rights practitioner and offering up-to-date focus on current controversies relating to self-defense
  • Applies a cross-disciplinary approach to analysis that extends beyond human rights law

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