Understanding the Concept of Attack in the Self-Defense

Posted: April 10, 2011 in News and Views

In the world legal order that emerged after World War II and still exist today, one satet is prohibited to attack another state. It is an international crime called crime of agrression (one state commits crimes against another state). Its also one of the four crimes falls under the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court (ICC). International law says if a state is subjected to an armed attack, it is to approach the U.N. Security Council, which must deal with the situation. Pending action by the U.N. Security Council, such a state may use armed force, if necessary, in its defense. United States justified its armed attack in Afghanistan in 2001 under the same law whether international community accepted it or not is a seperate question. The right of defense under the article 51 of the UN Charter allows an state to act immediately if the state X sees that the attack from state Y is imminent. There are many examples at international level in which states justified their attacks on other states in self -defense. Some states could prove it but other could not. Fortunately, I found this video which show act of one actor in self-defense against another actor. What do you think should come in comments.

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