Evolving International Law of Intervention and Prevention

Franz Cede

in The Slippery Slope to Genocide

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780199791743
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199919222 | DOI:
Evolving International Law of Intervention and Prevention

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This chapter offers an introduction to the concept of humanitarian intervention (HI) as it developed in the twentieth century. The focus is on the legal arguments put forward to justify the use of force in carrying out an international mission in the name of HI. The evolution of the concept of HI is analyzed in particular within the framework of the United Nations system. Special attention is given to the question of how the concept of HI relates to the efforts of the international community to prevent and combat the crime of genocide. In dealing with this subject, the author has paid special attention to the contributions of African scholars and leaders to the development of the new international law on intervention and prevention.

Keywords: humanitarian intervention; genocide; mass killings; responsibility to protect; international Criminal Court; sovereignty

Chapter.  4982 words. 

Subjects: Social Psychology

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