Human Intervention

Title

“Humanitarian Intervention: Vocal Dissenters and Tacit Support”

Author

Ogaufi Maripe

Year

2016

Abstract

Countries, agencies and individuals have often expressed strong opinions condemning humanitarian intervention. Their main argument is based on every single country’s right to sovereignty—the idea that no country or agency should interfere in another’s affairs. The concern, perhaps, is that the intervening country might only be taking action in order to derive some political benefit in the name of humanitarian intervention. Countering this point, many in favor of humanitarian intervention wish to prevent governments from violating international human rights.