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Web Links for Defenses Under International Law (Self-Defense)

There are 17 sites catalogued in the category.
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Name: American Society of International Law (ASIL)
Description: ASIL is the premier membership organization in the United States dedicated to advancing the study and use of international law. It is a non-partisan forum for debate and discussion and an educational institution fostering innovative thinking on issues of law, international relations, and public policy. The linked website is a good source for resolutions and statements regarding the right of self-defense.
Contact: services@asil.org
Name: Carnegie Council
Description: Established in 1914 by Andrew Carnegie, the Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that serves as a premier forum on ethics and international policy for experts and general audiences. The website is divided into sections such as human rights, armed conflict, reconciliation, global justice, environment, and international ethics. The resource library has collections of written scholarly work about self-defense.
Contact: info@cceia.org
Name: European Journal of International Law
Description: This website is an integral part of the European Journal of International Law (a compilation of scholarly international law articles) and carries a range of features which are not available to those who consult only the hard copy version of the Journal. The linked website leads to a forum containing law journal articles about self-defense and terrorist attacks and is followed by a discussion board for the public.
Contact: ejil.webmaster@ejil.org
Name: Globelaw: International and Transnational Law
Description: Globelaw is dedicated to serving the international law, environmental law and transnational litigation communities worldwide. The Globelaw site is divided into international and environmental law and transnational litigation sections. Globelaw aims at assisting practitioners in public and private international law, and includes material helpful to international litigators as well as academics, lawyers in public service, the NGO community and students interested in public and private international law and environmental law. It provides information, documents, links, support and acts as an exchange center for both international lawyers and environmental lawyers. The linked website is a thorough analysis of the Bush Doctrine and the status of International Law after the Invasion of Iraq.
Contact: duncanc@globelaw.com
Name: Human Rights Watch
Description: Human Rights Watch is an independent, nongovernmental organization dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world. Human Rights Watch is the largest human rights organization based in the United States. Human Rights Watch researchers conduct fact-finding investigations into human rights abuses in all regions of the world. Human Rights Watch then publishes those findings in dozens of books and reports every year, generating extensive coverage in local and international media. This publicity helps to embarrass abusive governments in the eyes of their citizens and the world. Human Rights Watch then meets with government officials to urge changes in policy and practice - at the United Nations, the European Union, in Washington and in capitals around the world. The linked briefing paper does not take a position on the legality or appropriateness of preemptive attack, but rather addresses the key issues that may arise under International Humanitarian Law.
Name: International Law Commission
Description: The International Law Commission was established by the General Assembly in 1947 to promote the progressive development of international law and its codification. The Commission, which meets annually, is composed of 34 members who are elected by the General Assembly for five year terms and who serve in their individual capacity, not as representatives of their Governments. Most of the Commission's work involves the preparation of drafts on topics of international law. Some topics are chosen by the Commission and others referred to it by the General Assembly or the Economic and Social Council. When the Commission completes draft articles on a particular topic, the General Assembly usually convenes an international conference of plenipotentiaries to incorporate the draft articles into a convention which is then open to States to become parties. The link directs users to the Draft Declarations on Rights and Duties of States, the actual source of law that governs self-defense.
Name: Jurist
Description: The Jurist is a real-time legal news and research system powered by a team of students and professors at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. It contains up-to-date legal news and documents on various topics. The Terrorism Law & Policy section has links to resolutions and statements about self-defense.
Name: Lauterpacht Research Centre for International Law
Description: LRCIL is a center for the research and study of international law affiliated with the Faculty of Law at the University of Cambridge. It seeks to provide both a framework and a forum for critical and constructive thought about the function, content and working of law in the international community, as well as to develop an appreciation of international law as an applied body of rules and principles. There is a useful compilation of draft articles, which include the defenses or excuses that could preclude wrongfulness, such as distress, necessity and self-defense. They also define the rights of the State that is injured, deal with rights to reparation (by way of restitution, compensation or satisfaction), and provide for the possibility of resort to countermeasures.
Contact: webmaster@rcil.cam.ac.uk
Name: Law.com - American Lawyer Media
Description: Law.com is a comprehensive database of legal news and information on numerous practice areas. There are newsletters, newspapers, magazines, and links to assist in legal research. The linked website is an in-depth analysis of the Bush Doctrine and preemptive attacks.
Name: Nuclearfiles.org - A Project of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation
Description: The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation's Nuclear Files project is a website devoted to the history of the Nuclear Age. By providing background information, analysis and access to primary documents, this site is an educational resource exploring the political, legal and ethical challenges stemming from the continued existence of nuclear weapons. There are many sources of information on self-defense in the context of nuclear weapons on this website.
Contact: NuclearFiles@Napf.org
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