The British Resort to Force in the Falklands/ Malvinas Conflict 1982: International Law and Just War Theory

@article{Bluth1987TheBR,
  title={The British Resort to Force in the Falklands/ Malvinas Conflict 1982: International Law and Just War Theory},
  author={Christoph Bluth},
  journal={Journal of Peace Research},
  year={1987},
  volume={24},
  pages={20 - 5}
}
  • C. Bluth
  • Published 1 March 1987
  • History, Political Science
  • Journal of Peace Research
During the Falklands/Malvinas conflict of 1982, both Britain and Argentina defended their resort to military action on the basis of some sort of Just War principles. This article analyses the justifications given for the British resort to force. A summary of the history of the dispute and the legal arguments with regard to sovereignty over the Falkland Islands provides the context for this analysis. It is found that both Britain and Argentina have a strong, but not conclusive case. The rigorous… 
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