11 The Law of Neutrality
Edited By: Dieter Fleck
- Neutrality and non-alignment — Armed conflict — Self-defence — UN Charter — Treaties, application
1101 Neutrality (derived from the Latin neuter: neither of each) is defined in international law as the status of a state which is not participating in an armed conflict between other states. Neutral status gives rise to rights and duties in the relationship between the neutral state on one hand and the parties to the conflict on the other. 1. ‘Neutrality’ describes the particular status, as defined by international law, of a state not party to an armed conflict.1 This status entails specific rights and duties in the relationship between the neutral and the...