The legality and validity of the Persian Gulf war as authorized by the united nation’s security council resolutions
Harsimran, Kaur Panesar
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In assessing the Persian Gulf War in terms of ius ad bellum and the jus cogens norms, the implied authorisation provided by the UN Security Council resolutions exhibits considerable ambiguity in its role as a peacekeeper in the international arena. Therefore, this study will provide an in-depth analysis of these resolutions, which were considered as the legitimate basis for the rationales made by the Bush and Blair administration in the justification of the Gulf war. Further facilitating the view that the UN System on the general prohibition on the use of force is used as a mechanism by powerful Western States to impose imperialism on Middle Eastern countries.