Entebbe and Self-Help: The Israeli Response to Terrorism
2 The Fletcher Forum 86 (1978)
7 Pages Posted: 6 Dec 2014
Date Written: 1978
This short essay addresses some of the legal issues posed by the Israeli use of force in Entebbe, Uganda in 1976 to free hostages who were about to be killed. Self-help evacuation missions can be justified under the law of self-defense, especially with respect to defense of nationals abroad who have been taken hostage and are under the threat of imminent death.
Keywords: Article 2(4), customary, defense of nationals, Entebbe, evacuation, evacuation mission, hostage, human right, humanitarian evacuation, international law, intervention, Israel, rescue, self-defense, self-help, terrorism, Uganda, U.N. Charter
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