The work of Oxford's public international lawyers (PIL@Oxford[linkme])  was cited by the House of Commons Briefing Paper circulated to MPs when Parliament was recalled at the end of August 2013 to debate military intervention in Syria. The Briefing Paper cited an article by Antonios Tzanakopoulos and Vaughan Lowe, Emeritus Chichele Professor of Public International Law at Oxford, on 'Humanitarian Intervention' in the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law (OUP 2012) as well as a recent piece written by Dapo Akande on "The Legality of Military Action in Syria: Humanitarian Intervention and Responsibility to Protect". Unlike the UK Government's position, both pieces conclude that public international law, does not at present allow for a right of unilateral humanitarian intervention. The House of Commons Briefing Paper can be found here.