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نویسنده [English]چکیده [English]
Demonstrations in Libya in February 2011 were cruelly cracked down by the military forces of Gadhafi regime and the cities which were under the control of protestors were bombed by heavy arms and airplanes. The opposition groups, the League of Arab Nations and some countries demanded the Security Council to protect Libyan civilians. The SC in its resolution 1970 adopted some sanctions against the Libyan regime. In the second step, by adopting resolution 1973, the SC authorized international community to protect civilians in Libya even through military operations and to establish a no-fly zone. This paper explores the legal aspects of the SC resolution 1973 including the legitimacy of the use of force despite the principle of "no intervention in internal affairs of the UN member states", the commanding of the military operations under this resolution, and the extent of the authorized military operations.