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By Pinar Gözen Ercan

This booklet examines the relevance of the accountability to guard (R2P) in responding to humanitarian demanding situations the world over. whereas arguing that R2P has advanced into a world ethical norm, Ercan concludes that R2P can't bring about a favorable swap within the foreign procedure with no being outfitted with new powers.

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33) considers six groups of acts in relation to R2P: the first is the acts that fall under the framework of the Genocide Convention involving ‘large scale threatened or actual loss of life’. The second is ‘the threat or occurrence of large scale loss of life, whether the product of genocidal intent or not, and whether or not involving state action’.  33). The fourth, as defined by the Geneva Conventions and Additional Protocols, are ‘crimes against humanity and violations of the laws of war, […] which involve large scale killing or ethnic cleansing’.

In this respect, threats to or breaches of regional security, as is valid in contemporary cases, may provide legitimate grounds to intervene in the domestic matters of states.  5) asserts that the principle of non-intervention prevails in cases where a ‘government which needs foreign support to enforce obedience from its own citizens’ as he considers intervention of this sort as a support for despotism.  5) talks about the possibility of an intervention that receives ‘general approval, that is legitimacy may be considered to have passed into a maxim of what is called international law’.

The second is the consideration of ‘whether, and to what extent, the intervention is actually supported by the people for whose benefit the intervention is intended’. In this regard, the positive response of those who have been suffering from mass human rights violations is sought for assuring the right intention.  36). The ‘last resort’ criterion reflects the general attitude of the Commission throughout the Report. The Report states that military intervention must be the last remedy to employ, that is, upon the exhaustion of diplomatic and peaceful means and as a result of the failure to successfully implement the responsibility to prevent (ICISS 2001a, p.

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