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Extraterritorial Use of Force Against Non-State Actors$
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Noam Lubell

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199584840

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584840.001.0001

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Force Against Non-State Actors as Armed Conflict

Force Against Non-State Actors as Armed Conflict

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(p.85) 4 Force Against Non-State Actors as Armed Conflict
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Extraterritorial Use of Force Against Non-State Actors
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Noam Lubell

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584840.003.0005

This chapter begins the examination of whether international humanitarian law is an appropriate legal framework that can be applied to extraterritorial force against non-state actors. This includes both the possibilities of such measures being categorised as international armed conflict and non-international armed conflict. The notion of non-international conflicts as including extra-territorial circumstances is considered, as are the criteria for determination of such conflicts, including threshold of violence and identification of the parties to the conflict.

Keywords:   armed conflict, armed attack, armed group, humanitarian law, piracy, al-Qaida, Hezbollah

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