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Prof. Edward McWhinney

Mr. Edward McWhinney
Professor of International Law
Past President
Institut de Droit International

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Peace and Security
Use of Force
The United Nations Charter Chapter VII Prohibitions on the Use of Force and Armed Interventions:
International Law Lessons from
the former Yugoslavia (1999), Iraq (2003),
Afghanistan (2005) and Libya (2011)

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Peace and Security
Use of Force
The United Nations Charter Chapter VII Prohibitions on the Use of Force and Armed Interventions: International Law Lessons from the former Yugoslavia (1999), Iraq (2003), Afghanistan (2005) and Libya (2011)
A. Instruments juridiques
Treaty of Versailles, Versailles, 28 June 1919.

Charter of the United Nations and Statute of the International Court of Justice, San Francisco, 26 June 1945.

Universal Declaration on Human Rights, Paris, 10 December 1948.

The North Atlantic Treaty, Washington D.C., 4 April 1949.

Geneva Convention for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded and Sick in Armed Forces in the Field, Geneva, 12 August 1949, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 75, p. 31.

Geneva Convention for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded, Sick and Shipwrecked Members of Armed Forces at Sea, Geneva, 12 August 1949, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 75, p. 85.

Geneva Convention relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War, Geneva, 12 August 1949, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 75, p. 135.

Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, Geneva, 12 August 1949, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 75, p. 287.

Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, Rome, 4 November 1950, United Nations, Treaty Seriesvol. 213, p. 221.

Treaty of Friendship, Co-operation, and Mutual Assistance (The Warsaw Security Pact), Warsaw, 14 May 1955 (Text of the Pact available on the website of Yale Law School’s Avalon Project).

Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, New York, 12 June 1968, General Assembly resolution 2373(XXII) of 12 June 1968.

Protocol Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and relating to the protection of victims of international armed conflicts (Protocol I), Geneva, 7 December 1978, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1125, p. 3.

Protocol Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and relating to the protection of victims of non-international armed conflicts (Protocol II), Geneva 7 December 1978, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1125, p. 609.

Treaty on the Final Settlement with Respect to Germany, Moscow, 12 September 1990.
B. Documents