Michael P. Scharf,
Responding to Chemical Weapons Use in Syria,
51 Case W. Res. J. Int'l L.
Available at: https://scholarlycommons.law.case.edu/jil/vol51/iss1/13
The article examines whether the April 2018 airstrikes against Syria may have constituted a tipping point in the evolving customary international law of humanitarian intervention in order to prevent the use of chemical weapons in Syria. Specifically, the back-and-forth movement of international law towards recognizing a limited right of humanitarian intervention, as well as the connection between customary international law and unilateral humanitarian intervention.