Routledge publishing house has published a monograph “Threats of Force and International Law: Practice, Responses and Consequences” by Dr. Agata Kleczkowska. The book is the result of a project entitled Excellence in Legal Research. Promoting Polish achievements in the area of legal sciences abroad, financed by the Ministry of Education and Science in the DIALOG program.
Threats of force are an inherent part of communication between some States. One prominent example is the 2017–2018 crisis in relations between the United States and North Korea, marked by multiple threats issued by both sides. Yet, despite the fact that States seem to use threats of force with unlimited freedom, they are prohibited by international law.
This book presents threats of force from the perspective of the practice of States. Thus, the book is based on an examination of multiple cases when States reported threats of force. It describes what threats of force are, examines the status of the prohibition of threats of force as a legal norm, presents examples and describes the mechanisms that are available for States in case threats occur, as well as their legal consequences.
The book will be an invaluable resource for academics and researchers in the areas of international security law, public international law, law of armed conflict and international relations.
Author: Agata Kleczkowska