International law and civil wars: Intervention and consent

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This book examines the international law of forcible intervention in civil wars, in particular the role of party-consent in affecting the legality of such intervention. In modern international law, it is a near consensus that no state can use force against another - the main exceptions being self-defence and actions mandated by a UN Security Council resolution. However, one more potential exception exists: forcible intervention undertaken upon the invitation or consent of a government, seeking assistance in confronting armed opposition groups within its territory. Although the latter
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNew York
Number of pages286
ISBN (Electronic)0203588916, 0415507901, 1135069212, 1135069220, 1299280390, 9780203588918, 9780415507905
StatePublished - 2013

Publication series

NameLaw, conflict and international relations

ULI Keywords

  • uli
  • Civil war
  • Humanitarian intervention
  • Intervention (International law)
  • War -- Protection of civilians
  • Civil wars
  • Intra-state war
  • Rebellions -- Civil war
  • Civil war -- Political aspects
  • Military intervention
  • Protection of civilians -- War Protection of civilians


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