Sina Etezazian

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Sina Etezazian is a PhD Candidate at Monash Law School, researching the international legal rules applicable to the defensive actions of states. His thesis, supervised by Associate Professor Gideon Boas, is entitled ‘Ambiguities Regarding the Prerequisites for the Exercise of Self-Defence in International Law’.

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The Legality of Turkey’s Possible Self-Defence Action against ISIS: A Response to Ashley Deeks

Sina Etezazian is a PhD Candidate at Monash Law School. In a recent blog post at Lawfare, Professor Ashley Deeks analyses the manner in which Turkey may lawfully protect the Turks taken hostage by the jihadist group ISIS (the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria).  She contends that ‘if the Maliki government loses total control of…

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