Intervening in Mass Atrocities: The Way Forward
Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
This thesis aims to critically assess the threemain approaches for the legal and political future of humanitarianintervention. It does so through the use of a normative and, to a lesser extent, a dogmatic methodology. The thesis thoroughly examines whether the relevant provisions of the UN Charter provide a satisfactory legal framework. Acknowledging the deficiencies of existing international law, the thesis brings underscrutiny the position that the law should be disregarded. Finding such a worldorder to be unacceptable, the thesis further sets off to explore potential legal and political reforms. The conclusion of the analysis is that a reform must consist of two elements in order to be both effective and legitimate. First, the codification of criteria under which humanitarian intervention is recognised as a legal right. Second, an institutional reform that mitigates the opportunities for states to pursue their political self-interests.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 70 p.
international law, humanitarian intervention, un, united nations, icc, r2p, responsibility to protect, uniting for peace
folkrätt, humanitär, intervention, fn, icc, r2p, responsibility to protect, uniting for peace
Law (excluding Law and Society)
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-216098OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-216098DiVA: diva2:688876
Lysén, Göran, Professor emeritus