UN peacekeeping & peacebuilding missions : first world's trojan horse, or third world's best hope?
Goh, Ivy Ming Lee.
Date of Issue2006
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
This paper draws on the solidarist international society theory to illustrate both the moral obligation and legal right of the United Nations to react to ‘crimes of humanity’- where states committing atrocities against human rights disqualify the protection of the principles of sovereignty, non-intervention and non use of force. In the face of ‘supreme humanitarian emergencies’, the UN, as a “teacher of norms”, as an “agent of democratic transitions”, and as “an agency for collective legitimization of state action”, is Third World’s best hope.
DRNTU::Social sciences::Political science::International relations
Nanyang Technological University