Egypt Institute Journal (Vol. 5 – Issue 18) / studies

Exceptions to Prohibition of Use of Force in UN Charter

April 2020

Harash Fadeel Sharif


This study addresses the principle of prohibiting the use of force in the UN Charter and reviews the only three exceptions to this principle: the first about the states’ right to self-defense, whether individually or collectively as an exception to the legal rule (prohibiting the use of force in international relations) according to provisions of Article 51; the second about the mechanism of the collective security system in accordance with Chapter VII of the UN Charter, and the third about the right of peoples to self-determination and resistance of foreign occupation by all means.

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