A Response to Amos Guiora: Pre-Emptive Self-Defence Against Non-State Actors?

Tarcisio Gazzini

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In this brief response to Professor Guiora's article, the author questions the lawfulness of pre-emptive self-defence in the context of international terrorism. He further argues that Article 51 as it is currently interpreted and the relevant rules on State responsibility provide an adequate legal protection to States. The response also addresses the question of judicial review by national courts over the executive's decision to resort to military force.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-32
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Conflict and Security Law
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2008

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