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The Russian-Ukraine War within the Framework of International Law: Evaluating the Prohibition of the Use of Force and the Right to Self-Defence by States

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Abstract

This paper examines the Russian-Ukraine conflict in the context of international law. Specifically, the paper analyses the prohibition of the use of force and the right to self-defence by states under international law. The conflict between Russia and Ukraine has been ongoing for over 9 years and has resulted in significant political and military tensions. The paper evaluates the legal implications of this conflict and the extent to which international law has been respected by both sides. It also considers the role of international organizations, such as the United Nations, in addressing the conflict and promoting a peaceful resolution. The findings of this research suggest that the Russian-Ukraine conflict highlights the need for greater adherence to international law and stronger enforcement mechanisms to prevent the use of force and promote peaceful conflict resolution.

Authors: Patrick Chukwunonso Aloamaka