Human Rights and Intervention

Human Rights and Intervention - Human Rights and...

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Human Rights and Intervention Balancing Act Values in Tension o Morality and Justice o Law Helps to decide weather or not to intervene o Order o Politics Slippery Slope o If we act in human rights could lead to other things o Adopt individual human rights > states’ rights o Who decides what constitutes violations of human rights UN Security Council Can authorize a humanitarian intervention o Needs consensus of the 5 permanent members of the SC Has to rely on members to supply the military Post Cold War: Peacekeeping o Offer humanitarian protection o Manage failed states 1992: UN’s Agenda for Peace UNSC Resolution #1674 (April 2006) o Asserted responsibility to protect populations from: Genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity Cases: Somalia Announced Dec 4 th 1992 The CNN Effect Warlord o Mohammed Farah Aideed USA wanted to take out Aideed o Ambushed by Somali people that wanted Aideed to stay in power
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