Human Rights and Personal Self-Defense in International Law

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  • Author: Jan Arno Hessbruegge
  • File Size: 156 MB
  • Format: PDF
  • Length: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date: January 2017
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01MXW0A88
  • ISBN-10: 019065502X
  • ISBN-13: 9780190655020
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While an abundance of literature covers the right of states to protect themselves versus external hostility, this (Human Rights and Personal Self-Defense in International Law) is the1st ebook devoted to the right to personal self-defense in international law. Drawing on his substantial experience as a human rights scholar and specialist, Dr. Jan Hessbruegge sets out in cautious information the rigorous requirements that human rights trouble protective force by police authorities, specifically authorities killings in self-defense. The PDF ebook likewise goes over the remarkable application of the right to personal self-defense in military-led operations, significantly to consist of violent civilians who do not straight get involved in hostilities.

Human rights likewise develop criteria on how broad or narrow the laws can be made use of self-defense in between civilians. Setting out the fundamental international requirements, the ebook seriously analyzes the continuous pattern to exceedingly widen self-defense laws. It likewise refutes the claim that there is a human right to have guns and weapons for self-defense functions.

In amazing scenarios, the right to personal self-defence hones human rights and permits individuals to protect themselves versus the state. Here the author develops that international law provides people the right to by force withstand human rights offenses that posture a severe threat of considerable and permanent damage. At the exact same time, he casts doubt on dominating state practice, which stops working to acknowledge any cumulative right to arranged armed resistance even when it makes up the last option to resist genocide or other mass atrocities.


“I know of no other publication that has studied in comparable depth and level of detail the use of lethal force by security forces in exercise of the right to self-defence and defence of others. This renders the ebook not only of academic interest, but also of remarkable practical relevance.” – Professor Dr. Wolff Heintschel von Heinegg, Chair of International Law, Europe-University Viadrina
“This ebook deals with a complex, interwoven set of topics usually considered to be distinct – the various guises of personal self-defense in international law – and does so in a coherent, rigorous and original way, with an overarching central argument. It makes a significant contribution to the existing literature, which currently has no other work of comparable rigour and systematic quality. The quality of the underlying research is excellent, and the coverage is comprehensive.” – Marko Milanovic, Associate Professor of Law, The University of Nottingham School of Law“This fascinating book advances the crucial dialogue between municipal and international law, apt for the current age. Whilst recognising the demands of international law to reasonably curb the self-defence of police, it advocates the recognition of self-defence and resistance against intolerable state conduct. By throwing light on the common needs for limitations and proportionality, Hessbruegge challenges us all to delineate the boundaries of self-defence in a principled, yet pragmatic way.” – The Hon. Michael Kirby Air Conditioning CMG (Past Justice of the High Court of Australia, Formerly Chair of the UN Commission of Inquiry on North Korea)

“This ebook is both academically rigorous and an engaging read, covering an impressive range of cases. These include the Moscow theatre siege (Finogenov) and the shooting of Jean-Charles de Menezes. There are also fascinating perspectives from the history of religious and philosophical thought, such as the Buddhist tale of the ‘Compassionate Captain who kills a prospective mass murderer in order both to spare the felon from the bad karma he will incur and to save his crew from committing the sin of killing with anger in their thoughts.” – Adrian Lower, District Judge, Law Society Gazette


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