Twelve Key Questions on Self-Defense against Non-State Actors – and Some Answers
31 Pages Posted: 19 Aug 2019
Date Written: July 11, 2019
This paper delves into the key questions surrounding the debate on self-defense in response to attacks conducted by autonomous non- State armed groups (NSAGs) and provides some answers. In this context, the questions of how necessity, proportionality and immediacy relate to the exercise of self-defense against NSAGs are examined. The controversial doctrine of 'unwilling and unable' States and how this relates to the aforementioned criteria is also given attention.
Keywords: Self-Defense, Non-State Armed Groups, Necessity, Proportionality, Unwilling, Unable
JEL Classification: K33
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