Title

Mary Ellen O'Connell quoted in The Guardian article "Obama hails Arab allies and says Isis offensive is not 'America's fight alone' on September 23.

Document Type

News Article

Publication Date

9-23-2014

Abstract

Mary Ellen O'Connell quoted in The Guardian article "Obama hails Arab allies and says Isis offensive is not 'America's fight alone on September 23.

Mary Ellen O’Connell, an international law professor at Notre Dame University, called the new phase of Syria strikes “highly questionable,” particularly given the Obama administration’s adamant insistence it did not seek Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad’s permission to fly over Syrian airspace.

Under international law, “the Syrian government is the only party that can give consent to these airs trikes,” O’Connell said.