Politicising human rights reduces their potential to act as a standard against which regimes can be measured and affects power in the international sphere. The War on Terror is an example of this trend.
The nature of sovereignty has changed from one which vests states with the right to non-intervention, to one which grants them certain responsibilities towards its own population.
NATO’s political objective superseded humanitarian considerations. A liberal argument for the primacy of human rights cannot account for NATO’s conduct in Libya.
Whilst advancements have been made in the prevention of genocide, they fail to protect vulnerable populations due to a lack of political will.
Only in rare cases does military intervention lead to stable democracies. Successful democracy implementation is usually dependent on the internal factors and conditions of a state.
Balancing theory with practice: the success or failure to protect human lives is contingent on the need to solidify a unanimous consensus on intervention among members of the UN.
By failing to committedly report on Rwanda, the media prevented public opinion from reaching a stage of a greater positive response to the genocide.
David Chuter sparks debate about the political and legal value of the Genocide Convention, but fails to encapsulate the subtle nuances which describe where the Convention sits.