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The Use of Force Against the Islamic State
The Use of Force Against the Islamic State

Author(s): Veronika Bílková, Tamás Lattmann
Subject(s): International Law, Islam studies, International relations/trade, Military policy, Studies in violence and power, Peace and Conflict Studies
Published by: Ústav mezinárodních vztahů
Keywords: Islamic States; illegitimate non-state actor; force; international law; Czech Republic;
Summary/Abstract: The Islamic State (IS) must not be recognized as a State. It is an illegitimate non-state actor engaged in serious violations of international law. The use of force against the IS does not have a uniform legal basis. Some of the related actions can be justified on the grounds of the consent of the territorial State (this is the case with the US in Iraq, and Russia in Syria). The legality of other actions against the IS (those of Turkey in Iraq, and of the US in Syria) remains doubtful. The IS is likely to be defeated in the upcoming months. The situation does not require a more active engagement by the Czech Republic beyond what it is already doing (provision of weapons, training of armed and police personnel, etc.).

  • Page Count: 8
  • Publication Year: 2016
  • Language: English