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Interpretation of Security Council Resolution 1973 on Libya

Published Wednesday, April 6, 2011

What the rules of engagement are in Libya, and how far coalition forces are allowed to go in protecting the civilian population are highly controversial. This note looks briefly at some of the current questions.

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What the rules of engagement are in Libya, and how far coalition forces are allowed to go in protecting the civilian population are highly controversial. This note looks briefly at some of the current questions.

Commons Briefing papers SN05916

Authors: Ben Smith; Arabella Lang

Topics: Africa, International law, Military operations, United Nations

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