n Conflict Trends - Gross violations of human rights

Volume 2001, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1561-9818


Extracted from text ... 26 Internal armed conflicts have cast a dark shadow over the prospects of a united, secure and prosperous Africa, in which a respect for human rights and dignity for all are practised BY KITHURE KINDIKI HUMAN RIGHTS or many centuries, the question of whether or not a state, or group of states, could legally exercise the so- called right of human- itarian intervention, has remained a matter of great political and legal controversy. Humanitarian intervention relates to the use of armed force by a state, or group of states, for the purpose of ending gross violations of citizen's rights within the target state. Some of the well known cases of humanitarian intervention in Africa includes the ousting of ..

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