International and Comparative Law Quarterly

Shorter Articles, Comments and Notes

The Legality Of Nato'S Action In The Former Republic Of Yugoslavia (Fry) Under International Law

Christine Chinkina1

a1 Professor of International Law, London School of Economics and Political Science, October 1999.

The use of force has been prohibited in international relations since at least the United Nations Charter, 1945. Article 2 (4) of the Charter states:

All members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state, or in any other manner inconsistent with the United Nations.