Parliamentary Briefing on Military Intervention in Syria


On November 30, the McDonald Centre distributed a parliamentary briefing by Nigel Biggar to a number of MPs in advance of the anticipated vote by the House of Commons on whether or not Britain should participate in military action against ISIL in Syria.  The briefing sets out the ethical case in favour of intervention against the background of just-war theory, with particular reference to its necessity, proportionality, and legality, as well as to Britain’s special international obligations.  The document is now available to download here.