Law, Armed Conflict & War

In light of current world events, I thought that I would do a librarian thing and survey the literature to see what Canadian Legal writers have written on the topic. I present this in an unbiased fashion descending chronologically. It is by no means comprehensive but represents what has been written on the topic from a legal perspective.

Boon, Kristen. "Legislative reform in post-conflict zones: jus post bellum and the contemporary occupant’s law-making powers." (2005) 50 McGill L.J. 285-326.

Gathii, James Thuo. "Assessing claims of a new doctrine of pre-emptive war under under the Doctrine of Sources " (2005) 43 Osgoode Hall L.J. 67-103.

Fast, Larissa. "The Global partnership for the prevention of armed conflict." (2004) 16 Interaction No. 4, 9-11.

Gambrill, David. "Legal authority for war uncertain." (Mar. 2003) 14 L. Times No. 11, 3.

Mgbeoji, Ikechi. "Prophylactic use of force in international law: the illegitmacy of Canada’s participation in “coalitions of the willing without United Nations authorization and parliamentary sanction." (2003) 8 Rev. Constit. Studies 169-202.

Martin, Francisco Forrest. "The Unified use of force rule: amplifications in light of the comments of Professors Green and Paust." (2002) 65(2) Sask. L. Rev. 451-468.

Green, L.C. "The “Unified use of force rule” and the law of armed." (2002) 65(2) Sask. L. Rev. 427-450.

Paust, Jordan J. "Right to Life in Human Rights Law and the Law of War," The 2001 Ariel F. Sallows Conference: Colloquy on the Law of Armed Conflict: The Unified Use of Force and Exclusionary Rules. (2002) 65(2) Sask. L. Rev. 411-425.

Martin, – Francisco Forrest. "Unified Use of Force Fule Revisited: The Penetration of the Law of Armed conflict by International Human Rights Law", The 2001 Ariel F. Sallows Conference: Colloquy on the Law of Armed Conflict: The Unified Use of Force and Exclusionary Rules. (2002) 65(2) Sask. L. Rev. 405-410.

Gambrill, David. "The Legal case for the “war on terrorism”&quot:. (2001) 12 L. Times No. 35, 3.

Martin, Francisco Forrest. "Using international human rights law for establishing a unified use of force rule in the law of armed conflict." (2001) 64 Sask. L. Rev. 347-396.

Orend, Brian. "Michael Walzer on resorting to force." ( 2000) 33 Can. J. Pol. Sc. 523-547

Baines, Thomas B. The Laws of war and the rules of peace : why traditional legal models do not work. Clementsport, N.S.: Canadian Peacekeeping Press, 1999. (The Pearson papers ; paper no. 5).

Goldstone, Richard. "Reflections on the development of the law of war." (2000) 46 McGill L.J. 279-290.

Orend, Brian. "Terminating wars and establishing global governance. " (1999) 12 Can. J.L. & Juris 253-295.

Jabbari-Gharabagh, Mansour. "Type of state responsibility for environmental matters in international law." (1999) 33 R.J.T. 59-121.

Orend, Brian. "Kant on international law and armed conflict." (1998) 11 Can. J.L. & Juris. 329-381.

Rioux, – Jean-Sébastien. "A crisis-based evaluation of the democratic peace proposition." (1998) 31 Can. J. Poli.Sci. 263-283.

Matas, David. "Armed opposition groups. " (1997) 24 Man. L.J. 621-634.

Moore, John Norton. "Government structures: a new paradigm in war avoidance and international relations." (1995) Can. Council Int. L. 36-41

Wang, Erik B. "The Iran-Iraq war revisited: some reflections on the role of international law." (1994) 32 Can. Y.B. Int. L. 83-109.

Green, L.C. "UN’s [United Nations’] contribution to international peace and security 1945-1995: legal aspects." (1994) Can. Council Int. L. 6-26.

Ingram, Peter Gordon. "Self-defense as a justification for war." (1994) 7 Can. J.L. & Juris. 283-296.

Barber, Peter. "Scuds, shelters and retreating soldiers: the laws of aerial bombardment in the Gulf War." (1993) 31 Alta. L. Rev. 662-691.

Green, L.C. The Contemporary law of armed conflict. Manchester; New York: Manchester University Press, 1993.

Green, L.C. "The Environment and the law of conventional warfare." (1991) 29 Can. Y.B. Int. L. 222-237.

Green, L.C. "The Law of armed conflict and the enforcement of international law. " (1984) 22 Can. Yearb. Int. L., 3-25


  1. This is great, Mark. The sort of thing we should be doing more of on Slaw, I think.