Self-Defense and the Rule of Law

@article{Schachter1989SelfDefenseAT,
  title={Self-Defense and the Rule of Law},
  author={Oscar Schachter},
  journal={American Journal of International Law},
  year={1989},
  volume={83},
  pages={259 - 277}
}
  • O. Schachter
  • Published 1 April 1989
  • Law, Political Science
  • American Journal of International Law
Self-defense on the international level is generally regarded, at least by international lawyers, as a legal right defined and legitimated by international law. Governments, by and large, appear to agree. When they have used force, they have nearly always claimed self-defense as their legal justification. Governments disputing that claim have usually asserted that the legal conditions of self-defense were not met in the particular case. However, despite the apparent agreement that self-defense… 

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