Tue, Nov 24

POL 309-800, International Law
SUNY Oswego | Spring 2021
Dr. Craig Warkentin

  • Ch. 10, The Use of Force Including War (527-550)

  • Define intervention and the attendant principle of non-intervention.
  • Discuss controversies over intervention in particular circumstances.
  • Describe the UNSC's power and available measures to intervene.
  • Assess the legality of specific interventions discussed on pp. 539ff.

  • opinio juris (sive necessitatis) (534)


P. 539

  1. What types of evidence persuaded the Court that the principle of non-intervention had become accepted as customary law?
  2. What types of interference in a state's internal or external affairs constitute a violation of the principle of non-intervention?
  3. Do states have a right to intervene in other states in support of internal opposition?
  4. If State A, without using armed force amounting to an armed attack, unlawfully intervenes in State B's internal affairs what countermeasures may State B take? What countermeasures may State C take on behalf of State B?
  5. Why did the Court find that the United States had unlawfully intervened in Nicaragua's internal affairs?
  6. Did the United States' supply of humanitarian aid to the contras violate principles of non-intervention?