Debate: Was Theresa May right to launch Syria airstrikes?
- Related Member(s):
- Prof. Philippe Sands QC, Alex Bailin QC
- Related Practice Area(s):
- Public and Private International Law
International law experts Alex Bailin QC and Philippe Sands QC argue in The Times over the contentious issue of whether Theresa May’s approval for Britain to join the bombing campaign on Syria was legal. Whilst Alex argues that the action was legal but, in the interests of democracy, Parliament should have had a role in its authorisation, Philippe takes the position that the strike contravened international law in any event as there is no consensus on the existence of a unilateral right to humanitarian intervention.
To read the article in full, please visit The Times Website here (paywall).