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Interesting post today over at EJIL:Talk! by André Nollkaemper on whether the States which are considering supplying weapons to the Syrian opposition run the risk of falling into a shared responsibility trap.
For those interested in the question of the legality of supplying weapons to the Syrian opposition, see also the following relevant blog posts/ articles:-
Would it be lawful for European (or other) States to provide arms to the Syrian opposition? – Dapo Akande, on EJIL:Talk!, January 2013
Arming Syrian Rebels: Lethal Assistance and International Law – Ashley Deeks, Lawfare Blog, 1 May 2013
The Austrian government position paper on the arms embargo in Syria circulated among EU member States in May 2013.
Coren, Olivier and Koutroulis, Vaios, ‘The Illegality of Military Support to Rebels in the Libyan War: Aspects of jus contra bellum and jus in bello’, Journal of Conflict and Security Law, 2003, 18(1), p59-93
Bosco, David, The Syrian Rebels and International Law, Foreign Policy, 17 June 2013