To Strike or not to Strike : Assessing the Legality of a Potential Strike against Iran’s Nuclear Facilities

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dc.contributor.author HOFMEISTER, Hannes
dc.date.accessioned 2008-07-25T10:50:15Z
dc.date.available 2008-07-25T10:50:15Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.issn 1830-7728
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1814/9109
dc.description.abstract This 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
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher European University Institute
dc.relation.ispartofseries EUI MWP en
dc.relation.ispartofseries 2008/30 en
dc.subject International Law en
dc.subject UN Charter en
dc.title To Strike or not to Strike : Assessing the Legality of a Potential Strike against Iran’s Nuclear Facilities en
dc.type Working Paper en


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