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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]


Robert J Beck

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 24 August 2019

Islands and artificial islands — Sovereignty — Humanitarian intervention — Paramilitary groups — Peace keeping — Self-defence

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 Located in the south-eastern Caribbean, the island of Grenada became a sovereign State in 1974 when it secured its independence from the United Kingdom. At 344km 2 one of the smallest States in the western hemisphere, Grenada remained in relative obscurity until 1983 when the United States of America (‘US’) undertook a military action there in collaboration with the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) . The nature and the international legality of that use of force have remained matters of considerable controversy. ( Use of Force, Prohibition of ). 2...
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