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THE POLITICS OF HUMANITARIAN INTERVENTION IN SYRIA’S CIVIL WAR: A STUDY OF INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE OF THE RED CROSS

Adeoye-Phillips, T. and Chidozie, Felix (2017) THE POLITICS OF HUMANITARIAN INTERVENTION IN SYRIA’S CIVIL WAR: A STUDY OF INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE OF THE RED CROSS. In: CUCEN 2017, Covenant University, Ota.

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Abstract

The domino effect of the Arab Spring in Syrian has degenerated into a civil war which began in March 2011. Using secondary data, this study examined the politics of humanitarian intervention in the Syrian conflict. It argues that the ineffective management of the crisis by the international community and global powers as well as the disrespect of the Laws of Armed Conflict or international humanitarian law by combatants has allowed the gross violation of human rights. Over 200,000 people died since the war began in Syria and millions of civilians displaced within Syria and across its borders to neighboring countries. In the light of the above, international humanitarian agencies such as the International Committee of the Red Cross dwelling on the Responsibility to Protect civilians and ameliorate their plight have intervened in the conflict. The paper argues that the activities of the International Committee of the Red Cross in cooperation with the Syrian Crescent have had positive results in this regard. However, it proposes that effective measure be put in place by the international community to ensure that all parties in the conflict comply with the rules of international humanitarian law and to allow humanitarian agencies to deliver aid, including much- needed medical supplies to all people in need whoever they may be.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Humanities
Depositing User: Mr Adewole Adewumi
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2018 19:34
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2018 19:34
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/10341

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