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Volume 13, Issue 1.
Egyptian military intervention in North Yemen from 1962 to 1967 illustrates the selective and often creative application of codified international law (United Nations Charter, General Assembly Resolutions, Treaties, and Conventions) to justify political and military actions. Egypt initially justified its military intervention on the basis of ... read morebilateral defense agreements. Mark Robertson explains, however, how the Egyptians quickly abandoned this rationale in favor of inchoate principles of Arab unity, carefully legitimizing its "ethnic intervention" with explicit references to primary international legal norms. He concludes that Egyptian intervention in Yemen remains a precedent on the use and non-use of international law and on the legitimacy of ethnic intervention.