Stability in Syria: Save Lives or Protect the Sovereignty of the State

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Publication Bachelor thesis
Title Stability in Syria: Save Lives or Protect the Sovereignty of the State
Author(s) Abolghasem Rasouli, Sina
Date 2011
English abstract
One of the chief international security issues of today is humanitarian military intervention. In light of this, some questions have been raised about when and how outsiders should get involved or if they are morally right at all to engage in humanitarian crises. In this paper Syria is the chosen case study because of its brutal crackdown and a massive human rights violation. The main purpose of this thesis is to understand the moral and legal criteria for launching a military intervention for humanitarian aid in Syria followed by a detailed analysis of its ethical, normative and legal issues. The main theoretical framework of this study is just war theory. This study utilizes the criteria of Jus ad bellum principles, namely ‘legitimate authority’, ‘just cause’ and ‘right intention’ in order to asses the extent to which Syria fits into the framework of just war theory. This paper also applies legal criteria such as the Charter of United Nations and international law for the purpose of legal examination. The most complex issue in this thesis is the fact that although legitimate authority has the moral responsibilities to protect civilians, but it often fails to uphold its responsibility mainly because of self-interest and the lack of right intention.
Publisher Malmö högskola/Kultur och samhälle
Pages 54
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) Syria
Jus ad bellum
legitimate authority
humanitarian military intervention
just cause
right intention
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/18002 (link to this page)

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