030816 SE Use of Force & UN Security Council: Forms of Violence (2021S)
- Registration is open from We 10.02.2021 00:01 to We 03.03.2021 23:59
- Deregistration possible until We 17.03.2021 23:59
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The seminar will be held on June 14/15 together with a class of Prof. Reinisch. Please enroll either for this or Prof. Reinisch's seminar:
Aims, contents and method of the course
Assessment and permitted materials
Minimum requirements and assessment criteria
• Overview of the exceptions to the prohibition on the use of force
• The system of collective security according to the UN Charter
• The use of force between collective self-defence and collective security
• Notion and legality of humanitarian intervention
• Responsibility to protect
• The definition of “aggression”
• The Security Council’s discretion to determine whether a situation under Article 39 of the UN Charter exists
• The legal basis for Security Council action against terrorism
Yoram Dinstein, War, Aggression and Self-Defence (6th ed.,2018).
Helmut Freudenschuß, Between Unilateralism and Collective Security: Authorizations of the Use of Force by the UN Security Council, 5 EJIL (1994) 492-531.
Gray, International Law and the Use of Force (4th ed., 2018).
Henderson, The Use of Force and International Law (2018).
Ralph Janik, International Law and the Use of Force – Cases and Materials (2019).
Jan Klabbers, An Introduction to International Organizations Law (3rd edition, CUP 2015).
Jan Klabbers/Åsa Wallendahl (eds.), Research Handbook on the Law of International Organizations (Edward Elgar 2011).
Vaughan Lowe/Adam Roberts/Jennifer Welsh/Dominik Zaum (eds.), The United Nations Security Council and War: The Evolution of Thought and Practice since 1945. Oxford (OUP, 2008).
O’Connell/Tams/Tladi (Hrsg), Self-Defence against Non-State Actors (2019).
Ruys/Corten/Hofer (Hrsg), The Use of Force in International Law – A Case-Based Approach (2018).See also the various blog posts on international law: