How were Human used as an Excuse for the Military Intervention in Iraq.docx

How were Human used as an Excuse for the Military Intervention in Iraq.docx

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How were Human Rights used as an Excuse for the military intervention in Iraq Introduction The Human Rights Watch, (HRW), is recognised from its policy on humanitarian intervention. Though it is unusual among other human rights groups, the Human Rights Watch has a mandate of imperatively stopping or preventing genocide or man slaughter which can be justified by the use of the military forces. It is therefore clear that it is rare occasion that the Human Rights Watch has advocated for humanitarian intervention. Military actions should never be taken lightly, not even during humanitarian intervention. The only time that the military actions can be used is when the government is facing serious abuses on its territory invites military assistance from others - as in the cases of the three recent African interventions. In case any military intervention is to be used on any asserted humanitarian grounds without the government's consent, then this should be done as extreme measures are taken and put in place. In order to come up with standards and policies that will govern such an intervention, principals that underlie the government policy on humanitarian intervention has to be used. This is not always enough as it has to be discussed and to be put across basing the argument through an experience that has recently occurred. Irregular and illegal military activities political organisations that are protracted by military activities through complete or partial controlling of resources of a country is referred to as insurgency. These include guerrilla warfare, political mobilisation and terrorism. History In Iraq, insurgency began in 2003 and lasted throughout the Iraq war of 2003 to 2011. Shortly after the 2003, invasion, is when the first phase of insurgency began and it was prior to the establishment of the Iraqi government. The target of the insurgency were primarily Coalition Armies as well as the Iraqi security forces which were seen to be collaborating with coalition. This happened between 2004 to May 2007. In February 2006, there was an eruption of sectarian civil war which many of the attacks were targeted to the Iraqi police and military forces of the Iraqi government. Many of the attacks happened in the places that were controlled by America in the central Iraq. During the transitional reconstruction of Iraq, the attacks still continued though the Iraqi government tried to establish itself. By late 2008, civil war violence had reduced though the insurgency still continued even after the United States withdrawal from Iraq affairs in 2011. After the withdrawal of the United States in December of the same year, a renewed wave of anti- government insurgency had swept Iraq. This caused thousands of casualties in 2012, thus increasing the violence in 2013 and increasing of another civil war.
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