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Libya and lessons from Iraq: international law and the use of force by the United Kingdom

White, Nigel D.

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Nigel D. White nigel.white@nottingham.ac.uk



Abstract

Those countries, including the United Kingdom, using force in Libya in 2011 have taken much greater care to ensure that their actions are underpinned by legality. This suggests a return to respect for the jus ad bellum, but as the operation against Libya unfolded it became clearer that some of the problems that undermined the legality and legitimacy of the invasion of Iraq 8 years earlier had not been avoided, which raises the question of how such operations can be kept within the strict bounds of the law.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Nov 1, 2011
Journal Netherlands Yearbook of International Law
Print ISSN 0167-6768
Electronic ISSN 1574-0951
Publisher Cambridge University Press (CUP)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 42
APA6 Citation White, N. D. (2011). Libya and lessons from Iraq: international law and the use of force by the United Kingdom. Netherlands Yearbook of International Law, 42, doi:10.1007/978-90-6704-849-1_9
DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-90-6704-849-1_9
Keywords Libya, Use of force, United Kingdom, Responsibility to protect, Security Council resolutions, War powers
Publisher URL https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-90-6704-849-1_9
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf

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