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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


What is the UK’s approach to humanitarian intervention?

If action in the security council is blocked then the position of the government is that it is permitted under international law to take exceptional measures in order to avert a humanitarian catastrophe