Critically assess the extent to which the right of self- defense permits action to be taken in response to attacks by non-state actors.

Critically assess the extent to which the right of self- defense permits action to be taken in response to attacks by non-state actors. Introduction (500 words) : General background on the topic you are going to discuss. Possible definitions for terms relating to the question. What the essay will include and/or leave out(scope). What themes the essay will discuss and the order they are presented. What the essay will argue / demonstrate (thesis statement) Literature Review / Critical Analysis (4000 words): the following structure can be used for discussion of the themes that you have identified: – Solid knowledge of the field where the research is taking place. – Critically identify and evaluate key literature – the ability to construct an international legal argument the ability to offer original insights on the topic Conclusions (500 words): Link back to the themes identified in the introduction. A reminder of what the essay has argued. A recap of the main themes that have been discussed. reference should be done using OSCOLA style. The majority of references should come from primary sources (e.g., journal articles, conference papers, reports, etc.).

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