The Legal Framework of Intervention by Invitation
PhD student: Mrs L. Visser
Promotors: J. Sellin, J. Vidmar
Duration: 1/9/2016 - 31/8/2020
PhD defence: Maastricht, 12/4/2023
Intervention by invitation is the situation where one state invites another state to use force (intervene with military means) onto its territory to assist it in its struggle with for example a rebellion against the government. This research will identify the doctrinal framework of intervention by invitation, as many issues surrounding this concept are unclear. It will be divided into three parts. In the first part I will discuss how this concept relates to the prohibition of the use of force between states. In the second part I will discuss whether the alleged prohibition of an intervention by invitation during a civil war has any foundation today. And finally, in the third part I will address the issue of who the legitimate inviting authority is.