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Title: It's immoral to use the army & the police to crush civilian protests
Authors: Gangwar, Shivangi
Keywords: Civil protests
International law
Military aid to civil authority
Issue Date: 3-Jul-2020
Publisher: Madras Courier
Citation: Gangwar, S. (July 3, 2020). It's immoral to use the army & the police to crush civilian protests. Madras Courier.
Abstract: Are states justified to use military forces to subdue peaceful civil protests? The context is the recent threat by President Trump to invoke the Insurrection Act, to deal with the nationwide protests in the US as part of the #BlackLivesMatter movement. I use examples from India, Canada and China to make the claim that such provisions are commonplace and have been used before, but should be reconsidered in light of several factors, such as the United Nations charter, the settled position of international law to move away from war, the difference between the fundamental nature and approach of the armed forces and the police, and the Indian national movement
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