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Airstrikes on Isis targets in Syria and Iraq are legal underinternational law

Alaaldin, Ranj and Khan, Bilal (2014) Airstrikes on Isis targets in Syria and Iraq are legal underinternational law. LSE American Politics and Policy (01 Oct 2014). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Last week, the United Kingdom’s parliament voted to once again intervene militarily in Iraq in order to attack the terrorist group Isis. This follows more than a week of US and Arab world airstrikes on Isis targets in Syria. While the Iraqi government requested assistance from British and other foreign powers, the Syrian regime has not asked for intervention. Many commentators have questioned the legality of such a move under international law. In this article, Ranj Alaaldin and Bilal Khan argue that airstrikes on Isis targets in both Syria and Iraq are legal and justified under international law. It is the defence of Iraq that triggers the right to use force against Isis targets in Syria, they write.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Authors
Subjects: J Political Science > JX International law
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2014 09:57
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2014 09:58
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/60290

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