Federica Paddeu

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Federica Paddeu is Federica Paddeu is the Derek Bowett Fellow in Law at Queens’ College, Cambridge, and a Fellow of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law. She is the author of Justification and Excuse in International Law: Concept and Theory of General Defences (CUP, 2018).

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Excusing Humanitarian Intervention – A Reply to Jure Vidmar

The US strikes in Syria, for which the US offered no legal justification, have once again ignited the debate on the qualification of such acts as illegal but legitimate – a label that had been used, in its day, to describe NATO’s use of force in Kosovo. Legally speaking, what does this sentence mean? Jure Vidmar, in…

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