Canada’s military involvement in Europe from 1951-1991 was to protect its diplomatic image, contribute to international security, and protect its economic interests.
Humanitarian Intervention (students)
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ROs do not provide a credible alternative to the UN because the advantages are far outstripped by serious financial, logistical, and political obstacles they face.
The humanitarian intervention taking place in Iraq/Syria is demonstrative of a cosmopolitan understanding of human rights and norms within the international community.
Asylum seekers in the collective unconscious are perceived as a threat as numerous social and political platforms may push nationalist and sometimes, racist sentiments.
A constructive debate between the proponents and the sceptics of R2P will lead to establishing a greater consensus around the concept.
Heroic narratives, through their use of language in particular, intentionally obscure the resort to force that is used during humanitarian military interventions.
Responsibility to Protect (R2P) is worryingly tenuous, but there is the potential for it to develop into a robust international norm.
Addressing Kofi Annan’s question in traditional Liberal terms is but one way, of many, to phrase the Responsibility to Protect debate.
Scholarly debates should acknowledge the existence of humanitarian intervention and shift the debate towards evaluating the required behavior during an intervention.
New guidelines for determining the applicability of international humanitarian law to United Nations peace operations are both necessary and urgent.
From a well-meaning attempt at humanitarian action following the crises of the 1990s, the Responsibility to Protect has nevertheless become a vehicle for self-interest.
R2P’s power lies in its potential, as an emerging norm, to shift state attitudes to mass atrocity crimes to a legal commitment to protect at risk people around the world.