Fighting the colonel: sanctions and the use of force

Popovski, Vesselin, (2011). Fighting the colonel: sanctions and the use of force. Jindal Journal of International Affairs, 1 149-162

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    Author Popovski, Vesselin
    Title Fighting the colonel: sanctions and the use of force
    Appearing in Jindal Journal of International Affairs
    Volume 1
    Publication Date 2011-10
    Start page 149
    End page 162
    Abstract This article begins by briefly examining the history of various sanctions on Libya during four decades of Colonel Muammar Qaddafi’s rule. The analysis then focuses on the UN Security Council resolutions 1970 and 1973, which imposed fresh sanctions and authorised the use of force to protect Libya’s civilian population. The article compares the text of the two resolutions and the different forms of support they gained. It also brings into consideration the concept of ’Responsibility to Protect’(R2P) and argues that R2P informs both of these two resolutions, and has been furthered by the international intervention in Libya. The article concludes with a discussion that addresses the difficult judgment whether the Security Council’s actions on Libya represent a triumph or a danger for the emerging norm of R2P.
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