Intervention et non-intervention


Intervention - Research Guide International Law

L'article 2 paragraphe 7 de la Charte des Nations Unies est clair en ce qui concerne les sujets soumis à intervention : "Aucune disposition de la présente Charte n'autorise les Nations Unies à intervenir dans des affaires qui relèvent essentiellement de la compétence nationale d'un État". Cet article proclame le principe de l'intégrité territoriale des États. La doctrine de la responsabilité de protéger prévoit que les États, plus qu'un droit d'intervention dans la conduite des affaires des autres États, ont une responsabilité d'intervenir pour protéger les citoyens d'un autre État lorsque cet autre État ne remplit pas ses obligations de protéger ses propres citoyens contre les crimes internationaux et les catastrophes naturelles. La responsabilité de protéger est le nom d'un rapport publié en 2001 par la Commission internationale de l'intervention et de la souveraineté des États (CIISE) qui a été mise en place par le gouvernement canadien en rapport de la Commission en réponse aux expériences passées d'interventions humanitaires insatisfaisantes. Ce rapport visait à établir une série de principes clairs visant à déterminer quand une intervention est appropriée, quels sont les canaux appropriés pour l'approbation de l'intervention, et comment l'intervention elle-même devrait être menée. Il affirme que le notion de "droit d'intervention" est problématique et devrait être remplacée par la "responsabilité de protéger".

Le présent guide de recherche se veut un point de départ pour mener des recherches sur les questions d'intervention et de non-intervention. Il fournit les textes juridiques de base disponibles à la Bibliothèque du Palais de la Paix, qu'il s'agisse de documents imprimés ou de documents sous format électronique. La section intitulée "Bibliographie sélective" présente une sélection de manuels, d'articles importants, de bibliographies, de publications périodiques, de publications en série et de documents pertinents. Des liens permettent de rejoindre le catalogue PPL. Le code de classification de la bibliothèque 59. Intervention et non-intervention et le mot-matière (mot-clef)  Intervention sont des instruments permettant de faire une recherche dans le catalogue. Une attention particulière est prêtée à nos inscriptions aux bases de données, revues électroniques, livres électroniques et autres ressources électroniques. Enfin, le présent guide de recherche contient des liens vers des sites Internet pertinents et d'autres ressources en ligne présentant un intérêt particulier.


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Systematic classification → Peace and Security, Intervention, Use of Force

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  • Coady,C.A.J., Dobos, N., and Sanyal, S., (eds.), Challenges for Humanitarian Intervention : Ethical Demand and Political Reality, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2018.

    Coady,C.A.J., Dobos, N., and Sanyal, S., (eds.), Challenges for Humanitarian Intervention : Ethical Demand and Political Reality

    Ten new essays critique the practice armed humanitarian intervention, and the 'Responsibility to Protect' doctrine that advocates its use under certain circumstances. The contributors investigate the causes and consequences, as well as the uses and abuses, of armed humanitarian intervention. One enduring concern is that such interventions are liable to be employed as a foreign policy instrument by powerful states pursuing geo-political interests. Some of the chapters interrogate how the presence of ulterior motives impact on the moral credentials of armed humanitarian intervention. Others shine a light on the potential adverse effects of such interventions, even where they are motivated primarily by humanitarian concern. The volume also tracks the evolution of the R2P norm, and draws attention to how it has evolved, for better or for worse, since UN member states unanimously accepted it over a decade ago. In some respects the norm has been distorted to yield prescriptions, and to impose constraints, fundamentally at odds with the spirit of the R2P idea. This gives us all the more reason to be cautious of unwarranted optimism about humanitarian intervention and the Responsibility to Protect.

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  • Lockyer, A., Foreign Intervention, Warfare and Civil Wars: External Assistance and Belligerents' Choice of Strategy, London, Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2018.

    Lockyer, A., Foreign Intervention, Warfare and Civil Wars External Assistance and Belligerents' Choice of Strategy

    This book examines the impact of foreign intervention in the course and nature of warfare in civil wars.

    Throughout history, foreign intervention in civil wars has been the rule rather than the exception. The involvement of outside powers can have a dramatic impact on the course and nature of internal conflicts. Despite this, there has been little research which has sought to explain how foreign intervention influences the course of civil wars. This book seeks to rectify this gap. It examines the impact of foreign intervention on the warfare that characterises civil wars through by studying the cases of the Angolan and Afghan civil wars. It investigates how foreign resources affect the military power of the recipient belligerent, and examines how changes in the balance of capabilities influence the form of warfare that characterises a civil war. Warfare in civil wars is often highly fluid, with belligerents adapting their respective strategies in response to shifts in the balance of military capabilities. This book shows how the intervention of foreign powers can manipulate the balance of capabilities between the civil war belligerents and change the dominant form of warfare. The findings presented in this book offer key insights for policy-makers to navigate the increasing internationalization of civil wars around the globe.

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  • Extending the Coalition against Islamic State

    Yesterday, Turkey’s parliament has backed a motion that could allow its military to enter Iraq and Syria to join the campaign against Islamic State (IS) militants. While Arab countries including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Bahrain and Qatar have quickly joined the bombing campaign, Washington’s traditional Western allies had been slow to answer the call from U.S. President Barack Obama. France was the first Western country to respond, but this week national parliaments in the United Kingdom, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark and Australia have approved to join the global coalition against Islamic State too.

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  • Hague Academy Model United Nations on Drone Warfare and International Law

    Directed energy weapons, drones, self targeting bullets, mobile tactical high energy lasers, military robots, spy weapons, weapons undetectable under an x-ray scan, remote controlled insect armies, self driving tanks, robotic mules, thermal camouflage, surveillance technologies and autonomous unmanned systems are some examples of the high tech weapons and military technology that are now used during warfare. The use of this state of the art military technology raises serious ethical and legal questions: (when) is the use of drones acceptable?

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  • Interview: Dr. Christian Noack

    This month, our first time guest editor and colleague, Ms. Anna Duszczyk, invited Dr. Christian Noack from the University of Amsterdam, for an in-depth interview on the current crisis in Ukraine. Dr. Noack is an expert on Eastern European History, Media Studies and Slavonic Studies. In this interview, he will discuss his views on the current political situation in Ukraine and the role of Russia and the European Union in the crisis.

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