Tag: Libya

Assessing the Ethics of Intervention

| January 16, 2014

How should we assess the ethics of intervention? The policymaker has two initial approaches, the “morality of intentions” versus the “morality of results.”

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Libya and Responsibility to Protect: Great-Power Permission or International Obligation?

| May 3, 2012

The military attack on Libya in 2011 has rightly been interpreted as a significant milestone in the life of the Responsibility to Protect doctrine.  It is the first UN military mission explicitly justified as a reaction to a government’s failure to live up its responsibility to protect its citizens.  R2P activists have celebrated that it […]

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