From Oxford University Press:
The increasingly complex crisis in Ukraine came to a climax when Russia took control of Crimea, sparking debates over whether or not Russia’s actions are justified by international law.
To keep track of which issues have been covered and who has said what, take a look at our new Debate Map on the use of force in Ukraine, where you can review free, scholarly articles from English language legal blogs, newspapers, and OUP’s online services.
To help shed light on the crisis over Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, Oxford Public International Law has made the following materials freely available:
- Chapters from Simma (Ed.) The Charter of the United Nations (3rd Edition), on self-determination and Article 51
- The chapter on secession and recognition from James Crawford’s The Creation of States in International Law (2nd Edition)
- The article on aggression from The Oxford Companion to International Criminal Justice, Cassese (Ed.)
- The chapter on South Ossetia from The Classification of Conflicts, Wilmsburst (Ed.)
- A case report on the Canadian Supreme Court’s judgment on the secession of Quebec and a 2007 Latvian case on Soviet occupation, force by invitation, and forced cession of territory.
From Oxford Journals:
- An article by Louise Doswald Beck on The Legal Validity of Military Intervention by Invitation of the Government from the British Year Book of International Law