Iraq, Invasion of (2003)
Wolff Heintschel von Heinegg
- Weapons of mass destruction — Use of force, prohibition — Armed forces — Disarmament — Occupation — Armed attack — Self-defence — Collective security — Armed conflict, international — Ius in bello — Humanitarian intervention — Conduct of hostilities — Terrorism
Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.
1 In 1991 the States co-operating with Kuwait successfully responded to the Iraqi invasion and annexation of Kuwait (Iraq-Kuwait War [1990–91]). The use of armed force had been authorized by United Nations Security Council Resolution 678 (1990) of 29 November 1990 (‘UNSC Resolution 678’; Use of Force, Prohibition of). After the suspension of combat operations (Suspension of Hostilities) the UN Security Council, in Resolution 687 (1991) of 3 April 1991 (‘UNSC Resolution 687’), inter alia decided that Iraq ‘shall unconditionally accept the destruction, removal, or...