SHS Web Conf.
Volume 68, 20197th International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference SOCIETY. HEALTH. WELFARE
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Section||Society: Justice and Security|
|Published online||25 November 2019|
Conditions for the legal commencement of an armed attack
Rıga Stradiņš University, Riga, Latvia
The Charter of the United Nations provides that: “Nothing in the present Charter shall impair the inherent right of individual or collective self-defence if an armed attack occurs…”. In certain cases, it is difficult to find a clear answer to the question – what action is recognised as an armed attack according to the Article 51 of the UN Charter. The aim of the research is to analyze this problematic question, as well as the issue – when an armed attack begins, and as a result of the analyses of these issues, to describe the conditions for the legal use of force for self-defence.
Key words: armed attack / anticipatory self-defence
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