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Humanitarian Intervention

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on 14 November 2013

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Transcript of Humanitarian Intervention

Humanitarian Intervention

It's the threat or use of force across state borders by a state aimed at preventing or ending
widespread and grave violations of the
fundamental human rights of
individuals other than its own citizens,
without the permission of the state
within whose territory force is applied.
Humanitarian intervention involves the threat and use of military forces as a central feature
It is an intervention of a state by sending military forces into the territory or airspace into another sovereign state that has not committed any act of aggression against it.
The intervention is in response to situations that do not necessarily pose direct threats to states’ strategic interests, but instead is motivated by humanitarian objectives.
Dominant countries, especially the United States and its coalition partners, are using humanitarian pretexts to pursue otherwise unacceptable geopolitical goals and to evade the non-intervention norm and legal prohibitions on the use of international force.
Usa made more than 60 interventions

The story of Namir and Saeed
Namir Noor-Eldeen (September 1, 1984 – July 12, 2007) was an Iraqi freelance photojournalist. He was killed, along with his assistant Saeed Chmagh and a number of Iraqi citizens, by U.S. military forces in the New Baghdad
George W. Bush
"The President of the United States, whom I call 'the devil', came here talking as master of the world "
-Hugo Chavez
Historical Cases
The NATO bombing of Yugoslavia was NATO's military operation against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia during the Kosovo War. The strikes lasted from March 24, 1999 to June 10, 1999. The
official NATO operation code
name was Operation Allied Force;
the United States called it
Operation Noble Anvil
The operation was carried out unilaterally by NATO, without prior authorization of the Security Council of the UN, so from various
media and groups has been considered that the bombings
constituted acts of war crimes.
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