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Judge Christopher John Greenwood

Judge Christopher Greenwood
International Court of Justice

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Peace and Security
Self-Defense
Reflections on the Right of Self-Defence in International Law

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Peace and Security
Self-Defense
Reflections on the Right of Self-Defence in International Law
A. Legal Instruments
Covenant of the League of Nations, League of Nations,Paris, 28 April 1919, Official Journal, 1st year, No. 1, February 1920, p. 3 (Text of the Covenant available on the website of Yale Law School’s Avalon Project).

General Treaty for Renunciation of War as an Instrument of National Policy (‘Kellogg-Briand Pact’), Paris, 27 August 1928, League of Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 94, p. 57.

Charter of the United Nations and Statute of the International Court of Justice, San Francisco, 26 June 1945.
B. Jurisprudence
C. Documents
General Assembly resolution 3314 (XXIX) of 14 December 1974 (Definition of Aggression).

Security Council resolution 660 (1990) of 2 August 1990.

Security Council resolution 661 (1990) of 6 August 1990.

Report of the High-level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change, “A more secure world: our shared responsibility” (A/59/565, 2 December 2004).

Report of the Secretary-General, “In larger freedom: towards development, security and human rights for all” (A/59/2005, 21 March 2005).