Daniel Bethlehem

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Daniel Bethlehem was the principal Legal Adviser of the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office from May 2006 to May 2011. He is currently a barrister in private practice in London.

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International Law: LOAC

Not By Any Other Name: A Response to Jack Goldsmith on Obama's Imminence

Jack has been quick to draw parallels (here and here) between the Bush administration’s doctrine of pre-emption, set out in the September 2002 National Security Strategy, and the Obama administration’s approach to jus ad bellum imminence expressed by State Department Legal Adviser Brian Egan in his recent