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The Solidarity Clause
The Solidarity Clause

Author(s): Dana Dumitru
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Scoala Nationala de Studii Politice si Administrative (SNSPA)
Keywords: terrorism; mutual solidarity clause; international law; UN Charter; humanitarian aid;

Summary/Abstract: This article highlights the changes brought by the Lisbon Treaty at the level of the solidarity principle in case of a terrorist attack on one of the member states. The way that this stipulation works and the situations when it is activated are presented. In the end the weak points of the solidarity stipulation are illustrated among which: the conditionality of the activation of the stipulation on the attacked state’s request of help, the limitation of the help for the attacked state to a humanitarian one, the neutral state’s undefined status and the complications that can appear for the states that are member of both NATO and the European Union.

  • Issue Year: 2/2008
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 49-52
  • Page Count: 4
  • Language: English