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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Intervention by Invitation

Georg Nolte

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 28 March 2023

Occupation — Belligerence — Armed conflict, international — Armed conflict, non-international — Humanitarian intervention — Self-defence — Collective security — Military assistance — Peace keeping — Paramilitary groups

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law under the direction of Professor Anne Peters (2021–) and Professor Rüdiger Wolfrum (2004–2020). 

1 The expression ‘intervention by invitation’ is mostly used as a shorthand for military intervention by foreign troops in an internal armed conflict at the invitation of the government of the State concerned. Such interventions may involve actual fighting by the foreign troops but their operations may also be limited to power projection or to other forms of active military support (eg guarding of important places). In a wider sense, intervention by invitation could conceivably also cover non-military interventions as well as military interventions by the...
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