Intervention or Non-intervention, the Legalities of R2P and the Human Rights Agenda


  • Gabriel Bell Tel Aviv University



conflict, global community, intervention, Iraq, NATO, peace building, R2P, The Former Yugoslavia, UN


The threat of violence alongside the deep-rooted fear of falling into old patterns of animosity and violence have pushed the international community towards stringent controversial approaches regarding international conflicts. R2P initially started as a call on states to respect international policies pertaining to human rights within their own sovereign territories and to intervene when these rights are threatened. Currently, R2P has evoked controversial responses from the international community which have resulted in undesirable situations which include the violation of international law as well as the death of countless innocent civilians alongside public property. By researching the procedure behind intervention into numerous conflicts, as well as the legal aspect of intervention as an acceptable foreign policy, R2P as a response to conflicts will be scrutinized with the aims of arriving at a practical and response to the legalities of international intervention into conflicts.

Author Biography

Gabriel Bell, Tel Aviv University

Gabriel Bell, 25, was born in Los Angeles, CA and moved to the Middle East for his Bachelor’s degree in which he studied in the disciplines of Political Science and Middle Eastern Studies. Currently, Gabriél is enrolled in an International MA program at Tel Aviv University in the disciplines of Conflict Resolution and Mediation. In addition to his academic studies, Gabriel coordinates the UNHCR’s livelihood program as part of his job with the African Refugee Development Center in Tel Aviv. He is also involved with numerous civil society organizations such as the World Federalist Movement and the World Values Network.




How to Cite

Bell, G. (2017). Intervention or Non-intervention, the Legalities of R2P and the Human Rights Agenda. Politikon: The IAPSS Journal of Political Science, 34, 32–48.



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