Kosovo: A Powerful Precedent for the Doctrine of Humanitarian Intervention

@inproceedings{Tesn2009KosovoAP,
  title={Kosovo: A Powerful Precedent for the Doctrine of Humanitarian Intervention},
  author={Fernando R. Tes{\'o}n},
  year={2009}
}
  • Fernando R. Tesón
  • Published 2009
  • Political Science
  • NATO’s action in Kosovo constitutes the most important modern precedent for the legitimacy of unauthorized humanitarian intervention in appropriate cases. The article briefly examines the fact and shows that NATO countries evinced humanitarian intent. It then discusses the arguments against the legitimacy of the intervention and finds them wanting. In particular, critics of the intervention fail to explain why the incident is discarded as state practice. The article claims that world reaction… CONTINUE READING
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