author={Tom Ruys and Luca Ferro},
  journal={International and Comparative Law Quarterly},
  pages={61 - 98}
  • T. Ruys, Luca Ferro
  • Published 1 January 2016
  • Political Science
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Abstract On 26 March 2015, a Saudi-led coalition launched ‘Operation Decisive Storm’ on the territory of the Republic of Yemen following a request by that country's beleaguered government. Although it received no prior fiat from the UN Security Council and took place amidst a civil war, the intervention met with approval from numerous States, with only few critical sounds. Closer scrutiny nonetheless reveals that the self-defence justification, which is primarily relied upon, does not provide a… 
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