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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Menon seamlessly transitions to the complicated journey of the United Nation's (UN's) R2P debate and the 2005 World Summit to gain a global consensus on humanitarian intervention.
What does this mean for the status of the doctrine of humanitarian intervention in international law?
The argument for humanitarian intervention is based on the idea that there is a broad international consensus condemning mass atrocities and sanctioning military action to stop them.
Humanitarian intervention is often thought of as a relatively new practice, but its roots are ancient.
The problem with humanitarian intervention, says international legal scholar Fernando Teson, is that it presents us with an 'exquisite tension': respect for human rights or respect for state sovereignty (1988; see also, 2006).
In other words, can a refugee crisis ever justify a military humanitarian intervention staged outside of the parameters of United Nations-sanctioned measures and operations?
On the subject of military humanitarian intervention, the 2011 NATO intervention in Libya did not bring peace and freedom to Libyans but rather violence and war that continues to this day.
The American writer Paul Berman, who I recently interviewed in Brooklyn, where he lives, wrote a fascinating book chronicling the political journey of some of the most vocal supporters of humanitarian intervention.
He covers the humanitarian intervention discourse as a debate on the edges of the law, the third source of international law, equity as general principles in the legal systems of civilized nations, equity in international legal practice, and a framework for equitable humanitarian intervention.
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