Naeem Ullah Khan, Muhammad Nadeem
In the globalized world the illegal use of force is prohibited in the light of Charter of United Nation. This Principle is covered in “Article 2(4)”of UN Charter. Therefore, it has attained the status of jus cogens – peremptory norms from which no derogation is permitted. According to the eminent scholars of international law, the use of force is totally against the territorial integrity and sovereignty of a state and also considered as a violation of human rights. Provisions of UN Charter also provide strong manacles on use of force. On the other hand, there is a view of some scholars that in some exceptional circumstances the use of force is permitted i.e. self defence and those mentioned in Chapter VII of the UN Charter.
Under this principle the states are permitted to do certain military action or using force against another state or against a group of States because an immediate threat is prompted to take place, over the time this right has been used extensively to justify many interventions in the territories of other states. The Use of force is politically sensitive and legally undetermined topic. The interesting thing to notice here is that the UN Charter does not use the term “war”, rather it uses “force”, and therefore, it is vague term and not well elaborated the concept of use of force, and still there is no clarity that whether it should refer to military force, political force, economic force or psychological force. The underdeveloped countries ma