Could the International Court of Justice Indicate a ‘No-Fly Zone’ over Libya?

8 Pages Posted: 26 Feb 2011

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Stefan A. G. Talmon

University of Bonn, Institute of Public International Law

Date Written: February 25, 2011

Abstract

The events in Libya have given rise to calls for the imposition of a no-fly zone over the country. There seems to be, however, neither the political will nor the necessary number of votes in the United Nations Security Council to authorize such a measure. This short paper examines whether States could request the International Court of Justice to indicate a no-fly zone over Libya as a provisional measure under Article 41 of the Court’s Statute and how such a provisional measures order by the Court could be enforced.

Keywords: International Law, No-Fly Zones, Libya, UN Security Council, ICJ, Art 41 ICJ Statute, Provisional Measures

Suggested Citation

Talmon, Stefan A. G., Could the International Court of Justice Indicate a ‘No-Fly Zone’ over Libya? (February 25, 2011). Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13/2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1769804 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1769804

Stefan A. G. Talmon (Contact Author)

University of Bonn, Institute of Public International Law ( email )

Adenauerallee 24-42
D-53113 Bonn
Germany

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