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Punitive military strikes on Syria risk an inhumane intervention

Moore, Jennifer (2013) Punitive military strikes on Syria risk an inhumane intervention. LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog (04 Sep 2013). Website.

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This week, the US continues to deliberate over the use of military force against the Syrian regime under Bashar al-Assad, after its alleged use of chemical weapons against civilians. Jennifer Moore takes a close look at international law, writing that so long as the UN Security Council does not agree with intervention, any US action is not permissible under the UN Charter. She argues that even the principle of Responsibility to Protect would not be justified in this case, as any action is likely to be short, punitive, and unlikely to end the attacks on Syrian civilians. The 1949 Geneva

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Additional Information: © 2013 LSE USAPP
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2014 12:44
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 07:04

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