This paper, based on discussions at a workshop held in March 2013, considers what law applied to the situations of violence in respect of Syria, Yemen and Libya during 2010–2013.
On 13–14 March 2013 a two-day workshop was held at Chatham House to consider what law applied to the situations of violence in respect of Syria, Yemen and Libya during the period 2010–2013. These three case studies were chosen because each appeared to raise specific legal questions meriting examination. This paper is based on the discussions at the workshop, and consequently the commentary reflects events at that time.Three country experts were invited to participate in the workshop to:
- Help the lawyers attending the workshop reach a better understanding of the history of the violence in each of the countries;
- Provide an insight into the prevailing situation on the ground; and
- Identify and correct any misconceptions and/or misinformation.
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