Monday, July 2, 2012

Tsagourias: The Prohibition of Threats of Force

Nicholas Tsagourias (Univ. of Glasgow - Law) has posted The Prohibition of Threats of Force (in Research Handbook on International Conflict and Security Law, Nigel White & Christian Henderson eds., forthcoming). Here's the abstract:
This chapter examines the meaning and scope of the prohibition of the threat of force by looking into relevant case law and international practice before assessing the legal authority of the rule. It demonstrates that there are many other parameters than law within which threats of force operate, and in which legal and political attitudes towards them are formed. It further contends that law cannot just extinguish or outright condemn threats of force or even the eventual use of force, because often it is just those threats and uses of force that, in the end, uphold the law.