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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Resistance, Right to, International Protection

Monique Chemillier-Gendreau

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 25 June 2024

Self-determination — Human rights remedies — Aggression — International peace and security

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law under the direction of Professor Anne Peters (2021–) and Professor Rüdiger Wolfrum (2004–2020). 

1 Until recently the expression ‘right of resistance’ has been absent as such from the terminology of international law dictionaries and from the indexes of the principal works relating to this issue. Nor is it given pride of place in books on domestic law, especially those dealing with constitutional law, even if it is referred to in Art. 2 French Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen of 26 August 1789: ‘The aim of all political association is the preservation of the natural and imprescriptible rights of man. These rights are liberty, property,...
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