Olivier Corten


Olivier Corten is Professor of International Law at the Université libre de Bruxelles. He is the author several books and articles including, The Law against War (French version here), and co-editor of The Vienna Conventions on the Law of Treaties. A Commentary. He is also the co-director of the Revue belge de droit international.

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A Plea Against the Abusive Invocation of Self-Defence as a Response to Terrorism

The use of force in self-defence against terrorist groups is one of the most controversial issues in the field of jus contra bellum today. Particularly since 9/11, several States have supported a broad reading of the right to use force in self-defence, as allowing them to intervene militarily against terrorists whenever and wherever they may be. A consequence…

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