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Regime-Induced Displacement And Decision-Making Within The United Nations Security Council: The Cases Of Northern Iraq, Kosovo, And Darfur

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This chapter argues that the United Nations Security Council faces two dilemmas when responding to situations of regime-induced displacement: the problems of political will and of consent. The two cases of intervention are aberrant because in both cases, groups of states had the political will to intervene without Council authorisation, driven by humanitarian concerns as well as by the international implications of largescale refugee flows. Darfur represents a more vexing problem, when neither political will exists to intervene, nor state consent is forthcoming. The chapter discusses two routes to ameliorate the veto problem: the need for agreement among the five permanent members to restrict use of the veto in situations of regime-induced displacement which are serious enough to cross the Responsibility to Protect doctrine (R2P) threshold, or revitalising the 'Uniting for Peace' protocol within the General Assembly.

Keywords: Darfur; Kosovo; Northern Iraq; regime-induced displacement; Responsibility to Protect doctrine (R2P); United Nations Security Council

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