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Use of Military Force in Protection of Nationals Abroad?

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>2016
<mark>Journal</mark>Journal of Academy of Juridical Studies
Number of pages15
Pages (from-to)65-79
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English


When nationals of State A face an imminent threat of injury in State B and State B fails to provide security to them, will State A get a ‘right’ to intervene in the territory of State B under the pretext of protecting its nationals? Will it not violate the territorial integrity and political independence of State B? Does International Law allow States to use military force to protect their nationals abroad? What does the State Practice suggest? Protection of Nationals Abroad is a very delicate matter in international law and has been a subject of intense debate for a long time. This article tries to shed some light to the issues raised above with the help of three important incidents which history has witnessed which deal with protection of national abroad; first one being the United States intervention in the Dominican Republic, second is that of Israel on Entebbe and the last being the American intervention in Grenada.