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dc.contributor.authorHOFMEISTER, Hannes
dc.description.abstractThis working paper deals with a highly topical issue in public international law: the legality of a preemptive military strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities. It analyses whether such a strike would violate the prohibition on the use of force, focussing in particular on the controversial issue of whether so-called ‘surgical strikes’ are covered by this prohibition. It then examines possible justifications, such as authorisation by the Security Council and self-defence. Finally, it critically evaluates alternative approaches to extend the right of self-defence, such as the Bush doctrine of preemptive strikes, that might legitimise such action.en
dc.description.abstract19/09/2008: Full text removed
dc.publisherEuropean University Institute
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEUI MWPen
dc.subjectInternational Lawen
dc.subjectUN Charteren
dc.titleTo Strike or not to Strike : Assessing the Legality of a Potential Strike against Iran’s Nuclear Facilitiesen
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