POL101 Sovereignty & Human Rights

POL101 Sovereignty & Human Rights - POL 101...

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POL 101 10/20/11 (Thursday) Sovereignty and Human Rights Genocide in Rwanda Kosovo and South Ossetia
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4. What were the reasons why the United Nations failed to prevent the crisis? 5. What were the reasons why the United States leadership chose not to interfere? 6. Does the world community have an obligation to prevent genocide? 7. Does the US have an obligation to prevent genocide? 8. Is there a difference between genocide and civil war? Does it affect our response to the crisis? 9. What could the world community have done in Rwanda in the short- run (in 1994) and in the long-run?
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Degrees of genocide and national interests (approximate classification) National Interests Genocide No obvious national interests Possible national interests, indirect or implicit Obvious national interests Civil war with casualties on both sides 4 5 6 Genocide is possible/likely but not obvious Intervention may be justified: 2 3 4 Genocide is obvious Intervention is most justified: 1 Intervention may be justified: 2 3
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