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Author Hilaire, Max.

Title International law and the United States military intervention in the Western Hemisphere / by Max Hilaire
Published The Hague ; Boston : Kluwer Law International, [1997]


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Description x, 148 pages ; 25 cm
Series Nijhoff law specials ; v. 28
Nijhoff law specials ; 28
Contents Introduction: United States Intervention in the Western Hemisphere: A Historical Overview -- Ch. I. The Evolution of Rules Banning the Use of Force and Intervention in the Western Hemisphere -- Ch. II. International Law and the United States Intervention in Guatemala and Cuba -- Ch. III. Legal Aspects of the United States Intervention in the Dominican Republic -- Ch. IV. International Law and the United States Led Intervention in Grenada -- Ch. V. United States Military and Paramilitary Activities In and Against Nicaragua -- Ch. VI. International Law and the United States Intervention in Panama -- Ch. VII. International Law and United States Intervention in the Western Hemisphere in the Post Cold War Era -- Ch. VIII. Conclusion
Summary Six cases of US intervention are highlighted - Guatemala in 1954, Cuba in 1961, the Dominican Republic in 1965, Grenada in 1983, Nicaragua in 1985, and Panama in 1989. In each case the US violated international law and the sovereignty of the states involved, but claimed it had a right to intervene to protect the lives of its nationals or to defend its national security against an external threat. These cases amply demonstrate the conflict between international law on the one hand, and regional norms, power politics and political doctrines on the other. They also illustrate how international law can be manipulated to advance the foreign policy goals of a major power
This new study addresses a controversial topic in international law and contemporary international relations, namely, the legality of intervention by a major power against weaker states within the same geographic region. Specifically, the author examines the practice of United States intervention in the Western Hemisphere, with particular emphasis on the relationship between the US and its Latin American and Caribbean neighbours
Analysis Americas
Deployment of forces
International law
Overseas item
US military assistance
United States
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Intervention (International law)
Americas -- Foreign relations -- United States.
United States -- Foreign relations -- America.
United States -- Foreign relations -- Western Hemisphere.
Western Hemisphere -- Foreign relations -- United States.
LC no. 97010319
ISBN 9041103996 (acid-free paper)