SOAS University of London

School of Law

Riccardo Labianco

Master Degree in Law (Trento, Italy) LLM (SOAS)
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Riccardo Labianco
Mr Riccardo Labianco
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Thesis title:
Supporting a Cause or Fighting Wars with the Lives of Others? Legal Criticisms and Possible Justifications to Arms Transfers and Jus ad Bellum in Civil Wars (Working Title)
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Year of entry 2016
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International legal norms on the use of force seem aimed at reducing violence and maintaining international peace. At the same time, the conduct of a number of states of providing military assistance, especially arms, to states involved in domestic conflicts seems concerning the principle of non-intervention in domestic affairs. Can and how state-to-state military assistance in these scenarios be reconciled with these principles? Is there any gap in the current state of the art of international law?


International Law of Armed Conflicts, Public International Law, The Relationship between International Relations and International Law, the Middle East.