Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date


Publication Information

98 Am. Soc'y Int'l. L. Proc. 261 (2004)


Almost exactly one year ago, during her presidential speech at the 2003 Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law, Anne-Marie Slaughter spoke of the use of force that began in Iraq shortly before that Annual Meeting. She concluded that the war was unlawful but nevertheless potentially legitimate. That conclusion provoked a great debate from the moment her speech ended. Our purpose today is to take up that debate.


Reprinted with permission of the American Society of International Law Proceedings.



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