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The Use of Force, Wars of National Liberation and the Right to Self-Determination in the South Ossetian Conflict
Higgins, Noelle; O'Reilly, Kieran
The 2008 conflict in South Ossetia, involving both Georgian and Russian armed forces, attracted much international attention and debate. This article seeks to analyse the international legal framework regarding the use of force which should have applied to this conflict. It will first look at the history of, and circumstances surrounding, the South Ossetian conflict, and then examine the jus ad bellum regarding wars of national liberation and aggression. The concept of intervention to protect nationals abroad will also be discussed. These legal paradigms will then be applied to the events of August 2008 in the region of South Ossetia to analyse the legality of the use of force in this conflict.
Keyword(s): Law; Self-determination; Jus ad bellum; Conflict; Law; South Ossetia
Publication Date:
2009
Type: Journal article
Peer-Reviewed: No
Institution: Maynooth University
Citation(s): Higgins, Noelle and O'Reilly, Kieran (2009) The Use of Force, Wars of National Liberation and the Right to Self-Determination in the South Ossetian Conflict. International Criminal Law Review, 9 (3). pp. 567-583. ISSN 1567-536X
Publisher(s): Brill Academic Publishers
File Format(s): other
Related Link(s): http://mural.maynoothuniversity.ie/5700/1/NH-South-Ossetia.pdf
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