DOI :10.26650/B/SS25.2019.001.06   IUP :10.26650/B/SS25.2019.001.06    Full Text (PDF)

The Relationship Between Isis, Boko Haram and the United Nations in The Context of the Responsability To Protect Principle

Aybüke EvranosAydın Erdoğan

In the post-Cold War period, there have been significant changes in expectations regarding the responsibilities of the international community for individual and social welfare. Following unhindered massacres in Rwanda and the Balkans in the 1990s and the Kosovo intervention during which North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) broke many rules concerning the use of force, the international community has seriously debated how to respond to systematic violations of human rights. In September 1999, when Kofi Annan presented his annual report to the United Nations General Assembly, he reflected upon expectations for human security and intervention in the next century and called on member states to meet on common ground to adopt the principles of the Charter of the United Nations and to protect humanity.1 Kofi Annan repeated this call in his 2000 Millennium report byasking “if humanitarian intervention is, indeed, an unacceptable assault on sovereignty, how should we respond to a Rwanda, to a Srebrenica—to gross and systematic violations of human rights that offend every precept of our common humanity?”2 Thus, in cases where universally accepted human rights have been violated, the international community’s responsibility to act against such violations arose. 



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