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pThis online chapter covers internationallaw principles and documents involving selfdefense and firearms control International law traditionally dealt with relations between nations but has expanded to cover interactions between states and individuals brbrppPart A covers the leading international legal conventions on the right of selfdefense or gun control the Universal Declaration of Human Rights the UN Programme of Action against the illicit trade in small arms the Firearms Protocol and International Tracing Instrument the Arms Trade Treaty and the UN's International Standards on Arms Control ISACS Part A also covers the work of various UN bodies such as the Human Rights CouncilbrbrppPart B focuses on major regional firearms agreements These include CIFTA applying to the western hemisphere including the United States the European Firearms Directive and the Nairobi ProtocolbrbrppPart C steps back from current issues to examine the foundations of international law and the individual and collective rights of selfdefense This Part presents the writings of Suarez Grotius Pufendorf Vattel and other founders of international law From the sixteenth through eighteenth centuries these geniuses created what we today call ÔÇ£classical international lawÔÇØbrbrppPart D addresses the most important international law problem of the last century genocide To what extent if any does international law provide for forceful resistance to mass murder For forceful resistance to other violations of human rightsbrbrppLastly Part E presents arguments for whether and how international gun control should be implemented The Part also examines how ÔÇ£norms entrepreneursÔÇØ use international law in service of gun control or gun rights brp

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Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Programme of Action, Firearms Protocol, International Tracing Instrument, Arms Trade Treaty, International Standards on Arms Control, Cifta, European Firearms Directive, Nairobi Protocol, Suarez, Grotius, Pufendorf, Vattel

International Law