n Without Prejudice - When to intervene to save lives : international law
|Article Title||When to intervene to save lives : international law|
|© Publisher:||JetBlue Publishers (Pty) Ltd|
|Author||Willie De Beer|
|Publication Date||Apr 2008|
|Pages||60 - 61|
There exists a moral duty or obligation to prevent harm being caused to individuals. It is natural for human beings (some) to want to avoid and in some circumstances even prevent a catastrophe like Rwanda. This concept was emphasised by Kofi Anan, previous Secretary General of the United Nations when he called for a need of 'intervention in cases of urgent humanitarian necessity.'
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