Skip to main content
×
Home
    • Aa
    • Aa
  • Get access
    Check if you have access via personal or institutional login
  • Cited by 2
  • Cited by
    This article has been cited by the following publications. This list is generated based on data provided by CrossRef.

    Nicholson, Matthew 2015. THE POLITICAL UNCONSCIOUS OF THE ENGLISH FOREIGN ACT OF STATE AND NON-JUSTICIABILITY DOCTRINE(S). International and Comparative Law Quarterly, Vol. 64, Issue. 04, p. 743.


    Rangwala, Glen 2015. The creation of governments-in-waiting: The Arab Uprisings and legitimacy in the international system. Geoforum, Vol. 66, p. 215.


    ×
  • International and Comparative Law Quarterly, Volume 61, Issue 1
  • January 2012, pp. 247-264

I. BRITISH POLICY AND THE NATIONAL TRANSITIONAL COUNCIL OF LIBYA1

  • Colin Warbrick (a1)
  • DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0020589311000649
  • Published online: 16 February 2012
Abstract

In February 2011,2 an uprising began in Benghazi in eastern Libya against the long-established Gaddafi3 Government. After initial military success by the rebels in the east, the government responded forcefully. In the light of threats made by the government to the lives of people in Benghazi, the Security Council authorized ‘any necessary measures’ to protect civilian lives in Libya and to enforce a no-fly zone over Libya's air space.4 Acting on this authorization, NATO forces intervened to enforce the no-fly zone and to protect civilians. The resolution precluded the occupation of Libya, so the NATO action was confined to aerial and some naval bombardment of regime targets in Libya. The combined effects of operations by the irregular forces of the rebels and the bombing by NATO eventually led to the defeat of Government forces and the death of President Gaddafi on 20 October 2011. However, the overthrow of the regime was principally the work of groups in the west and south-west, not formally associated with the original insurrection in the east. This note is not concerned with matters of legality of the use of force or the way in which the campaign was conducted by any of the participants.5 It deals with the diplomatic aspects of the development of relations between the United Kingdom, the Gaddafi Government of Libya and the ‘National Transitional Council’ (NTC). It raises some speculation about the implications in domestic law of the way British policy was conducted.

Copyright
Linked references
Hide All

This list contains references from the content that can be linked to their source. For a full set of references and notes please see the PDF or HTML where available.

R Rich , ‘Recognition of States: The Collapse of Yugoslavia and the Soviet Union’ (1993) 4 EJIL 36

C Warbrick , ‘Executive Certificates in Foreign Affairs: Prospects for Review and Control’ (1986) 35 ICLQ 138

M Peterson , ‘Recognition of Governments should not be Abolished’ (1983) 77 AJIL 31

Recommend this journal

Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this journal to your organisation's collection.

International & Comparative Law Quarterly
  • ISSN: 0020-5893
  • EISSN: 1471-6895
  • URL: /core/journals/international-and-comparative-law-quarterly
Please enter your name
Please enter a valid email address
Who would you like to send this to? *
×