Articles by Chiara Redaelli

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Non-state Violence and the Right to Protect Oneself against Excessive State Use of Force
Chiara Redaelli | The Beirut Forum – TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Jul 2019

Positive international law does not recognise a right to rebel or a right to self-defence to groups against state’s excessive use of force. Nevertheless, de lege ferenda we may wonder whether the traditional approach should be revised. The R2P doctrine confirms that the international community considers genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing, and crimes against humanity as particularly heinous. In light of the gravity of these crimes, it is not preposterous to wonder whether they could trigger a right to self-defence, at least under certain circumstances.

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