Book Review: Limits of Law, Prerogatives of Power: Interventionism after Kosovo, by Michael J. Glennon

American Journal of International Law, Vol. 96, No. 2, April 2002

6 Pages Posted: 6 Mar 2009  

Charles Tiefer

University of Baltimore - School of Law

Date Written: April 2002

Abstract

The author reviews Michael Glennon's Limits of Law, Prerogatives of Power: Interventionism After Kosovo, discussing Glennon's approach to NATO's 1999 bombing to stop the Milosevic regime's ethnic cleansing of Kosovo in the face of the UN Charter's absolute ban on states using force except in self-defense. Finding Glennon's study at once provocative and readable, the author emphasizes the strength of Glennon's core point - the inability for the Kosovo campaign to be reconciled with the UN charter - but points to the dangers of using one instance (Kosovo) to prove bad law.

Keywords: Kosovo, NATO, Milosevic, Michael J. Glennon, United Nations, UN Charter, use of force, Serbia

JEL Classification: K33, O52, N40

Suggested Citation

Tiefer, Charles, Book Review: Limits of Law, Prerogatives of Power: Interventionism after Kosovo, by Michael J. Glennon (April 2002). American Journal of International Law, Vol. 96, No. 2, April 2002. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1349308

Charles Tiefer (Contact Author)

University of Baltimore - School of Law ( email )

1420 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
United States

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