Just War or Just Peace?
Humanitarian Intervention and International Law
Reviews and Awards
"Admirably thorough ... well-researched and articulate arguments." - International Peacekeeping
"Chesterman has written a tour de force that exposes the weaknesses of the arguments supporting a doctrine of unilateral humanitarian intervention in international society ... Chesterman rejects the claim that states have a legal right to act as vigilantes in support of Council resolutions, even if they believe that this is the only means to stop a genocide. The powerfully argued thesis of this scholarly work is that accepting this proposition in law is 'a recipe for bad policy, bad law, and a bad international order'." - International Affairs