[JURIST] The US Senate Foreign Relations Committee [official website] on Wednesday approved a joint resolution [text, PDF] authorizing the limited use of force against Syria. In a 10-7 vote, the committee reasoned that Syria was in violation of international law, such as the UN Charter [materials], the Geneva Conventions and the Protocol to the Hague Convention on the Prohibition of the Use of War of Asphyxiating, Poisonous or other Gases, and of Bacteriological Methods of Warfare [texts, PDF]. The committee...

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