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Right of States to Self-Defense in Response to a Non-State Actors’ Attack
Nowadays, conflicts between States and non-states actors, asymmetric conflicts, prevail over common conflicts between States. The aim of the present graduate paper is by exploring the State’s right to self-defense evaluate the legality of its application against non-state actors which committed an armed attack from the territory of another State. To reach the mentioned goal in the process of the work over the paper the art. 51 of the UN Charter and international customary law were analysed, different types of the self-defense were explored and the permissibility of their application against non-state actors was evaluated as well as the conflict in Syria was separately analysed. The research consists of introduction, three chapters (two of them are divided into paragraphs), conclusion and list of sources.