German Practice with Regard to the Use of Force in Syria

German Yearbook of International Law 61 (2018), Forthcoming

11 Pages Posted: 8 Nov 2018

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Helmut Aust

Freie Universit├Ąt Berlin

Mehrdad Payandeh

Bucerius Law School

Date Written: October 16, 2018

Abstract

This brief note presents German practice with respect to the use of force in the Syrian conflict. The development of the international rules on the use of force depends to a large extent on the practice and statements of governments. For this reason, governments should carefully consider their justification for the use of force of their own armed forces as well as statements they make with respect to the use of force by other states. The contribution focuses on the participation of the German armed forces in the fight against the so-called "Islamic State" as well as on the reaction of Germany to the two uses of force by the United States of America, France and the United Kingdom in reaction to the alleged uses of chemical weapons by the Syrian government in 2017 and 2018.

Keywords: Use of force; International law; practice; statements; Germany; Syria; chemical weapons

JEL Classification: K00; K33

Suggested Citation

Aust, Helmut and Payandeh, Mehrdad, German Practice with Regard to the Use of Force in Syria (October 16, 2018). German Yearbook of International Law 61 (2018), Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3267208 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3267208

Helmut Aust (Contact Author)

Freie Universit├Ąt Berlin ( email )

Van't-Hoff-Str. 8
Berlin, Berlin 14195
Germany

HOME PAGE: http://www.jura.fu-berlin.de/fachbereich/einrichtungen/oeffentliches-recht/lehrende/austh/mitarbeite

Mehrdad Payandeh

Bucerius Law School ( email )

Jungiusstr. 6
Hamburg, 20355
Germany

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