NATO, the UN and the use of force: legal aspects

@article{Simma1999NATOTU,
  title={NATO, the UN and the use of force: legal aspects},
  author={Bruno Simma},
  journal={European Journal of International Law},
  year={1999},
  volume={10},
  pages={1-22}
}
  • B. Simma
  • Published 1999
  • Political Science, Law
  • European Journal of International Law
The threat or use of force by NATO without Security Council authorization has assumed importance because of the Kosovo crisis and the debate about a new strategic concept for the Alliance. The October 1998 threat of air strikes against the FRY breached the UN Charter, despite NATO's effort to rely on the doctrines of necessity and humanitarian intervention and to conform with the sense and logic of relevant Council resolutions. But there are 'hard cases' involving terrible dilemmas in which… 
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