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Articles from Vol. 59, No. 4, Summer

The Use of Force against Iraq: A Legal Assessment
Against the backdrop of two world wars, one of the overriding objectives in creating the United Nations in 1945 was, as outlined in the preamble to the UN charter, to 'save succeeding generations from the scourge of war.' To that end, article 2(4)...
Why the Invasion of Iraq Was Lawful
When the United States, Britain, Australia, and their allies invaded Iraq, they claimed that they were acting in accordance with international law because resolutions passed by the United Nations Security Council had authorized the war. Many countries...
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