Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Humanitarian Intervention and International Relations$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Jennifer M. Welsh

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780199267217

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2004

DOI: 10.1093/0199267219.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 19 October 2019

The United Nations and Humanitarian Intervention

The United Nations and Humanitarian Intervention

Chapter:
(p.71) 5 The United Nations and Humanitarian Intervention
Source:
Humanitarian Intervention and International Relations
Author(s):

Sir Adam Roberts

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0199267219.003.0005

Demonstrates that the United Nations has been at the centre of key field operations and policy debates relating to humanitarian intervention since the end of the Cold War. However, the issue of humanitarian intervention also poses a challenge to the UN and its member states, and could even undermine the organization. At the heart of the UN’s difficulty is a delicate balance between the rights of individuals and the rights of states. For its first 45 years, the body was associated with the principle of non-intervention and the non-use of force, yet, since 1990, it has endorsed a series of interventions for humanitarian purposes. After considering the history and causes of this shift, the author discusses nine cases of intervention between 1990 and 2001. These cases reveal a number of issues and controversies, including reliance on the UN Security Council for authorization, the stance of the UN Secretary General, and the impact of the 2002 National Security Strategy of the United States.

Keywords:   2002 National Security Strategy, Adam Roberts, Article 2 (4), Article 2 (7), India–Pakistan war, international administrations, international human rights law, international humanitarian law, Kofi Annan, Kosovo war, laws of war, non-intervention, Permanent Five, preventive diplomacy, responsibility to protect, self-determination, UN Charter, UN General Assembly, UN peacekeeping, UN Security Council, UN-authorized intervention, Uniting for Peace Resolution

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .