n Institute for Security Studies Papers - Burundi and the future of humanitarian intervention

Volume 1996, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 1026-0404



This paper is an attempt to establish a legal basis within the framework of international law for humanitarian intervention in a world of nominally sovereign states. It will be argued that a norm of justified intervention can be found in the UN Charter, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and human rights covenants, as well as in the practice that is presently developing.

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