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How Does the Syria Situation Stack up to the“Factors” that Justified Intervention in Kosovo?

The Syria intervention is difficult to defend as consistent with international law.  The United States has instead begun to make the case that the intervention bears moral legitimacy, using the same kinds of factor-based arguments we saw NATO member states use in Kosovo to defend the legitimacy of their intervention there.

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EU Counterterrorism Sanctions and IHL: A v. Minister van Buitenlandse Zaken

Can the acts of armed forces in the framework of an armed conflict governed by International Humanitarian Law constitute terrorist acts? According to a new judgment of the Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) the answer is yes, at least for the purposes of the EU counterterrorism sanctions regime.

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