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[Ralph Janik teaches international law at the University of Vienna, Faculty of Law and Webster Private University Vienna. He specializes in the interplay of international law and international relations. Twitter: @RalphJanik ]. The crisis in Venezuela could enter a new phase. Juan Guaidó recently flirted with the idea of a US intervention on his behalf when he refrained from ruling out to request such a measure . However, and as understandable as the wish for (regime) change in Venezuela may be, such an intervention by invitation would be unlawful. Intervention by Invitation in International Law. As it is well known, the concept of an intervention by invitation is a generally accepted legal... Full story

11 February