Flashcards in 9- Humanitarian Intervention Deck (6)
What is humanitarian intervention?
Where a state is entitled to use force for humanitarian reasons
What is an example of humanitarian intervention?
NATO’s intervention in Yugoslavia in 1999 to compel Serbia to stop committing astrocities against Kosovo
Why is humanitarian intervention controversial?
It is open to large scale abuse and promotes violence
What is the general position on humanitarian intervention?
It is prohibited BUT if it occurs and seems morally justified or legitimate then the world community grudgingly accepts it
What is the UN’s approach to humanitarian intervention?
If a national authority is unable or unwilling to protect their citizens then it is up to the international community to help protect the human rights and wellbeings of the citizens