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Saving StrangersHumanitarian Intervention in International Society$
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Nicholas J. Wheeler

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780199253104

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0199253102.001.0001

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A Solidarist Moment in International Society? The Case of Safe Havens and No‐Fly Zones in Iraq

A Solidarist Moment in International Society? The Case of Safe Havens and No‐Fly Zones in Iraq

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(p.139) 5 A Solidarist Moment in International Society? The Case of Safe Havens and No‐Fly Zones in Iraq
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Saving Strangers
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Nicholas J. Wheeler

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0199253102.003.0006

Charts how the Western powers came to intervene in Iraq after the Gulf War to protect Kurds in the north and Shiites in the south. Charts how the Security Council adopted in Resolution 688 a new understanding of Chapter VII of the UN Charter that provided the legitimating ground for Western action in the form of the safe havens and no‐fly zones.

Keywords:   Gulf War, first, Iraq, Kurds, legitimation, no‐fly zones, Resolution 688, safe havens, Shiites, UN Charter, UN Security Council

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