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Humanitarian Intervention (students)
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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.
The application of Responsibility to Protect in Libya was a success in that it mobilised the UNSC to act decisively with remarkable speed and fully in accordance with R2P
Sri Lanka and Rwanda elicit a sense of victimhood upon which their respective foreign policies have been built.
The disjuncture between kinetic elements of American COIN doctrine and the nation-building mission inherent to ‘new’ conflicts lies at the root of ongoing difficulties.