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Archivo de Etiquetas: Libya

Can Gaddafi invoke self-defence against NATO; have NATO leaders committed the crime of aggression?

Can Gaddafi invoke self-defence against NATO; have NATO leaders committed the crime of aggression? Dr Gleider I. Hernández  is lecturer in law at the University of Durham; Thomas R. Liefländer is a PhD candidate at the University of Cologne. The recent events rapidly unfolding in Libya have raised a number …

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France Admits to Arming Libyan Rebels – Was this Lawful?

France Admits to Arming Libyan Rebels – Was this Lawful? France has admitted supplying weapons to rebels in Libya fighting against Colonel’s Gaddafi’s forces. According to Channel 4 News in the UK: A senior French diplomatic source who wished to remain nameless told Channel 4 News that the weapon drop “was an …

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Which Entity is the Government of Libya and Why does it Matter?

Which Entity is the Government of Libya and Why does it Matter? In the past couple of days, Germany and Canada have joined the group of countries that have declared that they consider the National Transitional Council (NTC) in to be the “legitimate representative” of the Libyan people. But what …

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NATO Begins Helicopter Attacks to Increase the Pressure on Qaddafi

NATO Begins Helicopter Attacks to Increase the Pressure on Qaddafi NATO officials have said they regard the introduction of attack helicopters as potential game changers in a conflict that has shown signs of settling into a stalemate. By JOHN F. BURNS TRIPOLI, Libya — In a move to intensify pressure …

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“Rescuing ‘Boat People’ in the Mediterranean Sea: The Responsibility of States under the Law of the Sea”.

“Rescuing ‘Boat People’ in the Mediterranean Sea: The Responsibility of States under the Law of the Sea”. Dr. Efthymios Papastavridis, LLM(Athens), LLM(UCL), PhD (UCL) is Adjunct Lecturer, University of Thrace, Faculty of Law and Research Fellow, Academy of Athens, Greece [papastavridis {at} Academyofathens(.)gr ]. 1. Introductory Remarks According to a very recent …

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An Overview of Disobeying the Security Council

An Overview of Disobeying the Security Council I. Introduction Disobedience of an illegal or unjust command has long been a source of inspiration and scholarly excitement for lawyers, philosophers, and even dramatists, among many others. One of the best known tragedies of Sophocles, Antigone, sees the heroine defy the edict …

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The UN/French Use of Force in Abidjan: Uncertainties Regarding the Scope of UN Authorizations

The UN/French Use of Force in Abidjan: Uncertainties Regarding the Scope of UN Authorizations Antonios Tzanakopoulos is Lecturer in Public International Law at the University of Glasgow. Many thanks are due to Professor Vaughan Lowe QC, as well as to Drs James Upcher and Marko Milanović. I. The History of the Conflict …

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Can the Allies Lawfully Arm the Lybian Rebels?

Can the Allies Lawfully Arm the Lybian Rebels?My friend Claus Kress yesterday brought to my attention a most pertinent legal issue: In Resolution 1970, the UN Security Council imposed an arms embargo on Lybia. The embargo was reaffirmed and strengthened in op. paras. 13-16 of Resolution 1973. The embargo appears …

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What does UN Security Council Resolution 1973 permit?

What does UN Security Council Resolution 1973 permit?I spent much of yesterday conducting interviews with the media about the situation in Libya. One of the questions I was repeatedly asked concerned the scope of the UN Security Council Resolution 1973 which authorises the use of force in Libya.  How far does the resolution …

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What does UN Security Council Resolution 1973 permit?

What does UN Security Council Resolution 1973 permit? I spent much of yesterday conducting interviews with the media about the situation in Libya. One of the questions I was repeatedly asked concerned the scope of the UN Security Council Resolution 1973 which authorises the use of force in Libya.  How far does the …

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Security Council Approves ‘No-Fly Zone’ over Libya, Authorizing ‘All Necessary Measures’ to Protect Civilians, by Vote of 10 in Favour with 5 Abstentions

  Security Council Approves ‘No-Fly Zone’ over Libya, Authorizing ‘All Necessary Measures’ to Protect Civilians, by Vote of 10 in Favour with 5 Abstentions   Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York Security Council 6498th Meeting (Night) Security Council Approves ‘No-Fly Zone’ over Libya, Authorizing …

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The Difference between Rhetoric and Reality: Why an Illegitimate Regime May Still be a Government in the Eyes of International Law

The Difference between Rhetoric and Reality: Why an Illegitimate Regime May Still be a Government in the Eyes of International LawStefan Talmon is Professor of Public International Law at the University of Oxford.The current situation in Libya provides a good example of grand political rhetoric meeting legal reality. Over the …

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