“...a comprehensive, meticulously-researched study of contemporary international law governing the use of armed force in international relations [that] offers valuable insights into the positivist methodology that underpins much of the European scholarship of international law.
...an important addition to the literature on the use of force and should really be read by all those who are interested in this fundamental area of international law.” – Andrew Garwood-Gowers,
Queensland University of Technology Law Review, Volume 12(2)
“His exhaustive and clear study is without doubt a very useful contribution to a controversial and still fundamental field in public international law.” – Irene Couzigou,
Global Law Books
“The three books under review offer excellent examples of legal positivism at its best and provide windows into the French ways of thinking about matters that are central to international law… They are all well worth reading to understand what the modern positivist method is, to evaluate its usefulness to the international lawyer, and to gain a better understanding of French perspectives on international law.
(Review of 3 titles in the French Studies in International Law Series: International Law, Power, Security and Justice by Serge Sur, The Advancement of International Law by Charles Leben, The Law Against War by Olivier Corten).” – Martin A. Rogoff,
American Journal of International Law, Vol 105, 2011