The Controversies over the Customary Prohibition on the Use of Force: A Methodological Debate

European Journal of International Law, Vol. 16, No. 5, 2006

20 Pages Posted: 12 Apr 2013

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Olivier Corten

Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)

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Date Written: 2005

Abstract

Controversies about the rule prohibiting the use of force have mainly focused on issues such as the conditions for self-defence or the existence of a right to humanitarian intervention. Beyond the question of the validity or relevance of each substantial argument, a comprehensive analysis of the doctrine reveals that the debate is actually more about methodology than substance. Hence, those who stand for an enlarged conception of the right to self-defence or who support a right of humanitarian intervention tend to adopt a particularly loose method in defining the content of the customary rule.

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Corten, Olivier, The Controversies over the Customary Prohibition on the Use of Force: A Methodological Debate (2005). European Journal of International Law, Vol. 16, No. 5, 2006, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2247986

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