How should international community respond to gross violation of human rights? This course examines one of the policy options to stop or prevent those human atrocities, which is humanitarian intervention. First, we understand the concept of humanitarian intervention and the major ethical, legal and political arguments, for and against military interventions. This part will enhance understanding of the strengths and limitations of the use of force to protect human rights. The second part of the course focuses on specific instances of interventions. In the case studies, we will examine who had authority to intervene, how the capacity to stop the violence was mobilized and under what political context the intervention became feasible or not. The ethical, legal and political considerations will be explored in order to understand current debates over the use of force for humanitarian purposes.
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