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The Use of Force against Ukraine and International Law - Jus ad Bellum, Jus in Bello, Jus Post Bellum

September 2018 Editor: Dr Sergey Sayapin , KIMEP University, Almaty, Kazakhstan
Editor: Prof Dr Evhen Tsybulenko , Tallinn University of Technology (Tallinn Law School), Estonia

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  • Published: September 2018
  • Pages: xxvii + 454 pp.
  • Publisher: T.M.C. ASSER PRESS
  • Distributor: Springer

With a foreword by Leila N. Sadat, James Carr Professor of International Criminal Law, Director, Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute, Washington University in St. Louis

Written by a team of international lawyers from Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean, this book analyses some of the most significant aspects of the ongoing armed conflict between the Russian Federation and Ukraine. As challenging as this conflict is for the international legal order, it also offers lessons to be learned by the States concerned, and by other States alike. The book analyses the application of international law in this conflict, and suggests ways for this law's progressive development.

It will be useful to practitioners of international law working at national Ministries of Defence, Justice, and Foreign Affairs, as well as in Parliaments, to lawyers of international organizations, and to national and international judges dealing with matters of public international law, international humanitarian law and criminal law. It will also be of interest to scholars and students of international law, and to historians of international relations.

Specific to this book:

  • The book offers expert insights into the application of jus ad bellum, jus in bello, and jus post bellum to the ongoing armed conflict between the Russian Federation and Ukraine.
  • Written by a team of international lawyers from Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean, the book offers transnational perspectives on the conflict, and suggests lessons other States could learn from it.
  • The first comprehensive volume of its kind covering the evolution of the conflict in Ukraine since 2014.

Excerpt from a book review:

All in all, this impressive collection of essays (…) presents a timely, welcome, and important analysis of selected legal and socio-legal issues pertaining to the outbreak, conduct, and anticipated termination of the continued Russian war against Ukraine. The high quality of the individual chapter contributions and their “autonomous” internal design and narrative make this edited volume an excellent collection of stand-alone reference materials on various aspects of the Russian hybrid aggression (or “hybression”) against Ukraine. (…) Thus, this volume will be of great interest and assistance to those readers who can confidently navigate the myriad of perplexing topics and issues relating to the (Russian) use of force against Ukraine and who are looking for succinct answers to specific questions.
- Andriy Tyushka
College of Europe in Natolin

Published in 2021 East/West: Journal of Ukrainian Studies (ewjus.com) ISSN 2292-7956, Volume VIII, No. 2 (2021), full review available at DOI: https://doi.org/10.21226/ewjus674