Challenges Of Humanitarian Intervention

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Is it legitimate to intervene another state’s internal affairs? Do gross violations of human rights justify armed interventions to stop atrocities? According to the UN charter protection of human rights is the responsibility of the international community hence humanitarian interventions are foreign military actions which prevent or halt mass muyrder and other sever violations of human rights. In contrast the charter also prohibits forceful interference against the territorial intregrity and political independence of any state. The charter rests on the principle of sovergnty and here are the international community faces the moral and legal dilemma which takes precedence in humanaterina crisis sovereignty or human rights. For skeptics sovereignty …show more content…
Debate regarding this subject is generally divided into two groups of observers. The realists believe that when it comes to defend their self-interest and it should not hesitate to take up arms against another state in self-defense. On the other hand, Intervention is a verified form of a more generous attempt to bring peace and save innocent people. Intervention has hardly been accepted by global community and advocates of those interventions are limited. In the cases of states which were not able to protect their citizens and human rights for example “Cuba”, “Zimbabwe” and “North Korea””1(Bellamy 2010:365)” categorized universal regulation in specific sections 2, 39 and 51 in UN agreement statuses any events of severe human cruelty is an incident for global distress and a moral ground to interfere “2” (Simma 1999:1).It is unquestionably a rational obligation that the global society ought to step in when a sectional community in a sovereign state is getting reprimanded for a systematic purpose by its government. The sovereignty of that state should not protect the criminals from a retribution “3” (Arbour2008:455).In this sense of argument an intervention in another state justifies the …show more content…
R2P norm is not to be blamed rather the geopolitics and combined ineffectiveness that clarify action in Libya and in Syria. A consensus on Syrian Humanaterian intervention has failed to take place twice as two of the five UNSC permanent members Russia and China vetoed the proposal. Their action has been criticized by the international community and the UN SG Ban Ki-Moon condemning them openly as China and Russia avoiding a “R2P”. Aidan Hehir remarks that there is no hesitation that the determination to veto the resolution placed to the UNSC in early 2012 constituted “naked realpolitik” and he calls it a “permanence of inconsistency of R2P.Perhaps the major fault of interventions is that as most those failed to satisfy the expectations such as post interventaion state of a countery and its economic rebuilding , sustaining peace which we see in the case of Iraq, Afgahnistan the countries which are still in turmoil despite multiple interventions by the international community. In reality interventions only take place for certain reasons of state’s self-interst and power expansion and all UNSC five members have history of imperialism.
It is not only Russia and China that

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