The Intervention of the UN and Subsequent Legal Issues
This opinion based paper explores deciding a position on neutral and impartial intervention of the UN in international conflicts, and whether or not they should use morally based judgments in determining a course of action.
“This produces two distinct solutions. While these solutions can have many manifestations, including economic sanctions and weapon embargoes, they reflect two primary ideas. One idea is that of a passive, uninvolved reaction, which allows a conflict to end on its own terms. While this is a no lose stand for western nations, the entire purpose of the United Nations is compromised, and any preconceived notion of morality lost. This “solution” was pretty much in effect in Rwanda, where hundreds of thousands of lives have been lost, and is the primary regret of Bill Clinton’s 8 year administration. The other primary solution is that of heavy involvement including artillery, armament placements and other military procedures. This, coupled with economic sanctions is the basis for NATO style thinking and American control. ”