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Published: 27 October 2016

296 Pages


ISBN: 9780190622930

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Necessity in International Law

Jens David Ohlin and Larry May

  • Traces all the various uses of the concept of necessity in international law
  • Aims to determine whether there is any over-arching unity to these uses across the various sub-disciplines
  • Discusses necessity in international humanitarian law (IHL)
  • Focuses on the concepts of necessity as exception, necessity as license, and necessity as regulation
  • Applies philosophical investigations to determine whether the law ought to be revised or not

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