The United Nations and Humanitarian Intervention Term Paper by prince75
The United Nations and Humanitarian Intervention
A study of the legitimacy and success of humanitarian intervention (HI)with respect to the United Nations.
# 9365 | 2,000 words | 13 sources | APA | 2002 |
Published on Feb 01, 2003 in International Relations (General)
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This paper analyzes the importance of reforms in the machinery of UN peace and security operations in ensuring that future humanitarian interventions are both legitimate and successful. The paper argues that the success and legitimacy of HI are inextricably related. On the one hand, legitimacy is important if success is to be attained. On the other, legitimacy of HI will be undermined if the success is minimal. The paper claims that since UN machinery has defects in both terms, reforms are very important to increase the likelihood of successful and legitimate HI.
From the Paper:"Humanitarian intervention (HI), which increasingly involves the use of arms for humanitarian claims, is undoubtedly one of today's important international relations (IR) discourses. Being an infant IR practice, HI is still being questioned for its legitimacy and success in relation to its claims. HI operations by the United Nations (UN) in Somalia and Bosnia have been considered unsuccessful, while in Kosovo, it has lacked international legitimacy mainly in the absence of UN authorization. In those cases, the machinery of UN has been named as one significant cause. Therefore this essay will look into this supposition as to how important are reforms in the machinery of UN peace and security operations in ensuring that future humanitarian interventions are both legitimate and successful?"
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