The complexities for implementing a No-Fly zone
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) stated that the organisation would not designate the Ukranian airspace as a ‘No Fly Zone’ doing so would lead to a full-fledged war in Europe, involving many more countries and resulting in greater human suffering.
What is a No-Fly Zone?
- In simple terms, a No-Fly Zone refers to a particular airspace wherein aircrafts, excluding those permitted by an enforcement agency, are barred from flying.
- No fly zones can be imposed permanently and temporarily over sensitive installations or for high profile events like Olympics.
- Articles under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter dealing with ‘Action with Respect to Threats to the Peace, Breaches of the Peace, and Acts of Aggression’ are invoked to authorise a potential no-fly zone. No fly zones have been implemented without UN mandate too.