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Intervention By Bystanders

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The possibility to stop with an enforcement action by the bystanders of international crimes and other gross human rights violations is addressed in this chapter. The chapter focuses on the ultimate power of bystander states and international organizations to redress and stop international crimes and gross human rights violations. When for other political or humanitarian reasons nonetheless a military intervention can be supported, such as in Kosovo, is a moral and political question. The chapter discusses Illegal action can obtain legitimacy because of its justification in terms of halting or redressing gross human rights violations. It describes military interventions for humanitarian purposes both with and without UN Security Council authorization. The chapter also deals with those interventions which were not authorized by the UN.

Keywords: bystanders; human rights violations; Humanitarian Intervention; UN Security Council



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