Entebbe and Self-Help: The Israeli Response to Terrorism

2 The Fletcher Forum 86 (1978)

U of Houston Law Center No. 2014-A-81

7 Pages Posted: 6 Dec 2014

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Jordan J. Paust

University of Houston Law Center

Date Written: 1978

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Paust, Jordan J., Entebbe and Self-Help: The Israeli Response to Terrorism (1978). 2 The Fletcher Forum 86 (1978), U of Houston Law Center No. 2014-A-81, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2534155

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