Is Humanitarian Intervention boon or bane?: A Critical Analysis of Humanitarian Intervention in Libya

  • Aisvaria Subramanian
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  • Aisvaria Subramanian

    Student at O.P. Jindal Global University, India

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A generally accepted norm in International Law is that no state is supposed to intervene in a sister state’s affairs, unless it is on grounds of humanity. The author in the paper, through the Libyan crisis, studies analysis the pre-intervention and post-intervention scenario of a nation. This paper also aims to study the case of Libya, and the Humanitarian Intervention that took place during the Gaddafi Regime, by NATO. This article mainly initiates scrutiny of the Libyan crisis, and the Humanitarian Intervention led by NATO. This paper shall also observe the moral stance of the use of force to protect civilians, and whether the interference of such a defence by the global powers, for the humanitarian intervention vary fundamentally. With the analysis of the Libyan situation, especially of the non-combatants, the author aims to identify whether the suffrage of the civilians can be dealt within international settlement of disputes.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 5, Page 1245 - 1251


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