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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