The use of force at sea in the 21st century : some reflections on the proper legal framework(s)
Efthymios D. Papastavridis
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The journal of territorial and maritime studies, Vol. 2, no. 1, January 2015, p. 119-138
Bibliographie: p. 137-138. - Photocopies
Even though states often resort to the use of force in the maritime domain, there is certainly ambiguity as to its legal justification. States and international scholars oscillate between justifications provided under the jus ad bellum and self-defence or under the rules on law enforcement. At the same time the relevance of traditional law of naval warfare is heavily questioned. The present article attempts to delineate the legal contours of the use of force at sea and demonstrate that it may be subject to different and discrete legal regimes.