Humanitarian Intervention Research Paper by Garethb

Humanitarian Intervention
A discussion of the current challenges of international law and the principle of humanitarian intervention.
# 56730 | 8,055 words | 15 sources | MLA | 2005 | GB

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This paper examines how we have recently seen an increase in the number of intra-state conflicts giving rise for a need for a new intervention agenda and how the traditional image of peacekeeping is one of the forms of intervention that the international community undertakes. It discusses the central elements of humanitarian intervention as well as the current challenges to international law that humanitarian intervention pose. It also considers the implications of the actions taken by the U.S. and U.K. in Iraq on international law.

From the Paper:

"The United Kingdom and the United States would have to satisfy the test of proportionality, necessity and probability in order to be able to invoke a war against Iraq on the basis of pre-emptive self-defence. Given that there is no proof that Iraq was developing WMDs that would have the potential of de-stabilising international peace and security, the war against Iraq would violate any reasonable interpretation of either the Charter's limited provisions for self-defence exception or the customary law of pre-emptive self-defence."

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