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AUC IURIDICA, Vol 61 No 4 (2015), 201–212

Legalita ozbrojené intervence na ochranu krajanů

[Legality of Armed Interventions to Protect Compatriots]

Veronika Bílková

published online: 06. 01. 2016


The paper considers the legality of armed interventions to protect compatriots under current international law. The first chapter shows that such interventions come about from time to time, or that countries at least threaten to undertake them (e.g. Turkish intervention in Cyprus in 1974, intervention by the Russian Federation in Georgia in 2008, intervention by the Russian Federation in Ukraine in 2014, etc.). The second chapter documents that interventions to protect compatriots cannot be subsumed under the right to self-defence; nor do they constitute as autonomous exception to the prohibition on the use of force and threat of force enshrined in the UN Charter. Interventions might only be lawful if the kin-state has been given authorisation by the UN Security Council. However, this has never happened in practice; interventions to protect compatriots are thus legally problematic.

keywords: interventions; threat of force; Charter of the United Nations; UN collective actions; compatriots; international law; citizens; use of force; the UN Security Council; self-defence intervence; hrozba silou; Charta OSN; kolektivní akce OSN; krajané; mezinárodní právo; občané; použití síly; Rada bezpečnosti OSN; sebeobrana

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