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The Laws of War: Regulating the Use of Force


Geoffrey S. Corn


South Texas College of Law

Laurie R. Blank


Emory University School of Law

December 3, 2012

National Security Law in the News: A Guide for Journalists, Scholars, and Policymaker (ABA 2012)
Emory Legal Studies Research Paper No. 12-232

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This chapter provides an introduction to the two main bodies of law governing the use of force: jus ad bellum, which governs when states can use force; and jus in bello (or the law of armed conflict), which governs the conduct of hostilities and the protection of persons during armed conflict.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 29

Keywords: law of armed conflict, international humanitarian law, jus ad bellum, jus in bello, Geneva Conventions, United Nations charter, self-defense, distinction, proportionality

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Date posted: December 5, 2012 ; Last revised: January 17, 2013

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Corn, Geoffrey S. and Blank, Laurie R., The Laws of War: Regulating the Use of Force (December 3, 2012). National Security Law in the News: A Guide for Journalists, Scholars, and Policymaker (ABA 2012); Emory Legal Studies Research Paper No. 12-232. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2184318

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Geoffrey S. Corn
South Texas College of Law ( email )
1303 San Jacinto Street
Houston, TX 77002
United States
Laurie R. Blank (Contact Author)
Emory University School of Law ( email )
1301 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30322
United States
404-712-1711 (Phone)
HOME PAGE: http://www.law.emory.edu/faculty/faculty-profiles/laurie-blank.html
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