The Expanded Doctrine of Self-Defence & International Security Assistance - The Case of Afghanistan 2001 – 2020

  •  Emmanouela Mylonaki    
  •  Tim Burton    


The concept of self-defense in international law has been subject to discussion in recent years particularly in relation to its application on the fight against terrorism. The article re-considers such an application in the light of customary international law and via the use of the case of Afghanistan. More specifically the article aims at demonstrating how the Afghanistan mission informed the development of the classical concept of self-defense in the context of international security assistance. Via a historical presentation of the use of the concept of self-defense the work reveals key developments in the field.

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