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Extraterritorial Use of Force Against Non-State Actors

Noam Lubell


This book analyses the primary relevant rules of international law applicable to extraterritorial use of force by states against non-state actors. Force in this context takes many forms, ranging from targeted killings and abductions of individuals to large-scale military operations amounting to armed conflict. Actions of this type have occurred in what has become known as the ‘war on terror’, but are not limited to this context, and the analysis in this book covers a more definable scope: unilateral, extraterritorial, forcible measures against non-state actors. Three frameworks of internationa ... More

Keywords: human rights, use of force, terrorism, self-defence, humanitarian law, law enforcement, war, extraterritorial, armed conflict, armed group

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199584840
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584840.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Noam Lubell, author
Lecturer, Irish Centre for Human Rights, National University of Ireland, Galway