Humanitarian Intervention

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An armed intervention in a state, without that state’s consent, to address (the threat of) a humanitarian disaster, in particular caused by grave and large-scale violations of fundamental human rights
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Mahamat is expected to take a stronger stance and may support regional or multilateral intervention.
Pressure for more direct, multilateral intervention, most probably via NATO, is growing among Arab states and in the U.
Dr Alley identified five specific areas of concern that called for multilateral intervention.
Rapid, effective, multilateral intervention is the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow for liberal internationalists.
However, the decision-makers did not deviate from the foreign policy line of multilateral intervention, active diplomacy, and public support to Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Historically, there has naturally been great resistance to any multilateral intervention by States against a fellow State particularly when it is based on internal events within that state that do not directly affect those nations seeking to intervene.
What helped make the case for the Kosovo intervention was the fact that it was a truly multilateral intervention conducted by a reasonably cohesive coalition of democracies allied in a formal multilateral organization.
He concludes that "many Chinese elites have now come to accept the general legitimacy of multilateral intervention to resolve particularly prominent humanitarian crises" and that "China has become a reluctant participant in the international trend toward questioning the sanctity of state sovereignty and expanding the international community's right to intervene.
and establish a framework for multilateral intervention in such killing fields or trouble spots as have erupted all over the world since the end of the Cold War--in sub-Saharan Africa, in Indonesia and the Philippines, in Kashmir as well as Kosovo--in order to stop communal violence in unstable and failed states.
Kosovo, for instance, provides an example of successful multilateral intervention without Security Council authorization.
We can imagine the possibility that collective and multilateral intervention would be a necessary, ethical and politically sound move--and that the US could be the object of such intervention, rather than the instigator.
But this can often be avoided by providing multilateral intervention, projected through an intergovernmental organization.
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