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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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Security Council Passes Resolution 1973, Authorizing Use of Force Against Lybia

Security Council Passes Resolution 1973, Authorizing Use of Force Against LybiaThe full text of the resolution is available here. The key provision is op. para. 4:4. Authorizes Member States that have notified the Secretary-General, acting nationally or through regional organizations or arrangements, and acting in cooperation with the Secretary-General, to …

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Two New Decisions on Subject-Matter Immunity, Torture and Extrajudicial Killings

Two New Decisions on Subject-Matter Immunity, Torture and Extrajudicial Killings Lorna McGregor, Senior Lecturer, School of Law, University of Essex. Her publications include: Torture and State Immunity: Deflecting Impunity, Distorting Sovereignty’, 18 European Journal of International Law 903 – 919 (2007) and ‘State Immunity and Jus Cogens’, 55(2) International and Comparative …

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In Swift, Decisive Action, Security Council Imposes Tough Measures on Libyan Regime, Adopting Resolution 1970 in Wake of Crackdown on Protesters

In Swift, Decisive Action, Security Council Imposes Tough Measures on Libyan Regime, Adopting Resolution 1970 in Wake of Crackdown on ProtestersSituation Referred to International Criminal Court;Secretary-General Expresses Hope Message ‘Heard and Heeded’ in LibyaDeploring what it called “the gross and systematic violation of human rights” in strife-torn Libya, the Security …

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Security Council Adopts Resolution 1970 (2011) with respect to Lybia

Security Council Adopts Resolution 1970 (2011) with respect to LybiaYesterday the UN Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 1970, whereby it (1) imposed an arms embargo on Lybia; (2) imposed targeted sanctions, including travel bans and asset freezes, on high-level persons in the Lybian regime; (3) and referred the situation in …

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Mauritius v. United Kingdom: Submission of the dispute on the Marine Protected Area around the Chagos Archipelago to arbitration

Mauritius v. United Kingdom: Submission of the dispute on the Marine Protected Area around the Chagos Archipelago to arbitrationIrini Papanicolopulu is Marie Curie Fellow, Faculty of Law, University of Oxford and a Senior Researcher in international law at the University of Milano-Bicocca (on leave).On 20 December 2010, Mauritius initiated proceedings against …

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Kenyan ICC Cases a Good Test of an ICC Founding Principle

Kenyan ICC Cases a Good Test of an ICC Founding PrincipleMax Du Plessis is associate professor at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and Senior Research Associate at the International Crimes in Africa Programme of the Institute for Security Studies. Chris Gevers is a lecturer at the Faculty of Law at the University …

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