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THE NEW WORLD ORDER: HUMANITARIAN INTERVENTIONS FROM KOSOVO TO LIBYA AND PERHAPS SYRIA?
Syracuse Law Review (2015)
  • Ilan Fuchs, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
  • Harry Borowski
Abstract
The involvement of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (“NATO”) forces in the toppling of longtime Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi was received with standing ovation in the world media. The Libyan dictator was involved in terrorism and crimes, not only against his own people, but against citizens of many other countries as well. One question seems to have been overlooked: under what grounds did NATO join an armed non-international conflict? What was the basis for recognizing the rebel ad hoc government as the legal representative of Libya and not the Gaddafi government that had ruled it for almost half a century; a government that chaired the U.N. Human Rights Committee, ridiculous as this reality might have been? This Article will re-evaluate the few sources that discuss theseissues and offer a model that will help define the ambiguous scenario of humanitarian intervention.
Disciplines
Publication Date
Winter March 5, 2015
Citation Information
Ilan Fuchs and Harry Borowski. "THE NEW WORLD ORDER: HUMANITARIAN INTERVENTIONS FROM KOSOVO TO LIBYA AND PERHAPS SYRIA?" Syracuse Law Review Vol. 65 (2015)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/ilan_fuchs/4/