Do the airstrikes in Syria have a legal justification?

Miranda Nixon and Abroo Khan
1st year undergraduate students in Law

On 2nd December 2015, Parliament voted in favour of a government motion to extend airstrikes to Syria from Iraq against the extremist group ISIS. A few hours later, the first airstrikes were carried out with a second dose followed up soon after. After the 2013 vote against military intervention in Syria have recent events such as the Paris attacks and the November UN resolution[1] changed the legality and the stance on attacking Syria?

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Extreme weather events and international responsibility

Dr. Chamu Kuppuswamy
Expert in public international law and a member of UNESCO Man and Biosphere (MAB) UK Urban Forum, Senior Lecturer at the School of Law and Assistant Director of Research at the School of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities (SSAHRI) at the University of Hertfordshire 


I came to India for a conference and stayed on for a bit as India is home. As I sit here, stuck in South India because of an extreme weather event, nearly all of my wardrobe gone, part of the household’s attempt at contributing to the massive relief effort underway to help people in the disaster struck areas, the thought of more shopping heartens me. I do like shopping for ethnic wear.

Relief, eh?!


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