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University of Lynchburg

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Evaluating Forcible Humanitarian Intervention In The Case Of Genocide, Claire Nadolski Mar 2014

Evaluating Forcible Humanitarian Intervention In The Case Of Genocide, Claire Nadolski

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When confronted with one of the most terrible atrocities the world has seen, we often see differing reactions from the international community. Genocide has long been a difficult topic to grapple with due to its gruesome nature and its conflicts with sovereignty. Many nations believe to intervene would be to step on the national sovereignty of the country in question, while others believe that in ratifying the United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (1948) we are obligated to intervene in the name of peacekeeping and preservation of life. What remains to be evaluated ...