The 2011 Military Intervention in Libya: Its Legality and Legitimacy

  • Abhinav Bhalla
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  • Abhinav Bhalla

    Student at O.P Jindal Global University, India

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The military intervention in Libya in 2001 was deemed to be a success all around the world. It was the first case of enforcing the Responsibility to Protect doctrine and was considered a win against the Gaddafi forces. This paper contends that these claims of success are premature and argues that the NATO and other allied forces overstepped the mandate of the UNSC Resolution and have therefore violated international law. This paper also argues that this situation was a setback for the application and evolution of the Responsibility to Protect doctrine. The paper supports its arguments and analysis with the help of various scholarly and journal articles.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 3, Page 1120 - 1127


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