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Research Paper
Published online: November 30, 2023

A Decade of Conflict in Syria: An Analysis of International Law

Abdirizak Osman Abdullahi
SIMAD University of Somalia
Km5, Town Campus, Mogadishu, Somalia.
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The Syrian crisis has been persisting for more than eleven years, but shows no signs of resolution or end yet. Various reports from the United Nations and other reputable organizations have extensively documented a multitude of atrocities perpetrated by all factions involved in the conflict. This article examines the Syrian crisis from a perspective of international law. The author analyses the legal justifications put forward by the parties involved in the conflict, including humanitarian intervention, the responsibility to protect, etc. This research paper employs an analytical and descriptive research methodology. The finding concludes that the Syrian Civil War is not likely to be over for the foreseeable future in spite of many efforts under international law. The author also finds that there have been numerous violations of international law by both sides in the conflict related to human rights and humanitarian protection.

Keywords : Syrian Civil War, Humanitarian Intervention, R2P, Armed Conflict, Human Rights Violations

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