An attack on Iran: the legal basis, or lack thereof
Garwood-Gowers, Andrew (2012) An attack on Iran: the legal basis, or lack thereof. The Conversation.
Talk of a possible Israeli strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities has re-ignited debate over the right of self-defence under international law.
Some academics, including Anthony D'Amato and Alan Dershowitz, have claimed that an attack on Iran would be a permissible act of self-defence. Others, such as Kevin Jon Heller, argue that such action would be a clear breach of international law.
So, who is correct? Would military action against Iran be legal or illegal?
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||self-defence, pre-emptive anticipatory action, nuclear weapons, Iran, Israel|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000)|
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > International Law (excl. International Trade Law) (180116)
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law|
Current > Schools > School of Law
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2012 The Conversation Media Group|
|Deposited On:||27 Apr 2012 08:17|
|Last Modified:||27 Apr 2012 08:17|
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