Sam Selvadurai


Dr Sam Selvadurai is a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the Department of War Studies in King’s College London. His book, Law, War and the Penumbra of Uncertainty, was published by Cambridge University Press in April 2022. Sam holds a PhD in War Studies and a Master’s in International Peace and Security from King’s College London. He has worked in the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office since 1993. The views expressed in this blog are his own and do not necessarily represent those of any organisation.

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Facts, intuitions and uncertainties in the jus ad bellum

Lawyers disagree about international law governing the resort to force. That much is obvious and evident in numerous posts on this and other sites and in the extensive literature studying controversies in the jus ad bellum. Disagreements between lawyers representing states are easy to attribute to their clients’ clashing interests and ideologies, rather…

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