Book Review of “The Legal Implications of the United States' Strike on General Soleimani, His Associates and Iran's Response”

Document Type : Book Review

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Assistant Professor, Department of International Law, Faculty of Law, Qom University, Qom, Iran

10.22091/ijicl.2024.10444.1093

Abstract

“The Legal Implications of the United States' Strike on General Soleimani, His Associates and Iran's Response” is a detailed exploration of the assassination of General Soleimani from the point of view of international law. With a focus on elucidating the act of terrorism of the United States, this book examines the subject from various dimensions of international law, particularly international treaty law, international criminal law, the use of force in international law, humanitarian law, and the fight against terrorism. The book's emphasis on international treaties and the reflection of Eastern thought regarding the assassination of an anti-terrorism hero from the perspective of international law can be considered the strengths of this book. Furthermore, establishing legal convergence in the Middle East regarding the assassination of General Soleimani and countering America's Lawfare against Iran's Authorities can also be deemed the primary approach of the book. On the other hand, the failure to reflect certain recent developments, such as changes in foreign policy after the Trump Administration, Iran's claim to bring the case before the International Court of Justice, and the conclusion of legal proceedings regarding the case of General Soleimani's assassination in Iran and Iraq can be considered shortcomings of this book.

Keywords: Qasem Soleimani, War against Terrorism, Act of Terrorism, Humanitarian Law, ISIS.

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Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript
Available Online from 02 March 2024
  • Receive Date: 23 February 2024
  • Revise Date: 21 April 2024
  • Accept Date: 02 March 2024