Thursday, February 24, 2022

Russia's Illegal Invasion of Ukraine

Ukraine flag-400Russia's invasion of Ukraine today has been appropriately condemned by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg as a "grave breach of international law." The attack was "unprovoked" thus violating Article 51 of the United Nations' Charter which provides that armed force should only be used in individual or collective self-defense in response to an armed attack. Russia's "aggressive actions" also violate one of the core purposes of the U.N. Charter as set forth in Article 1: "To maintain international peace and security" against acts of aggression. Collective action to stop Russia's illegal activity is needed.

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https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/2022/02/russias-illegal-invasion-of-ukraine.html

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