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The legal, political and moral Legitimacy of Intervention, both in Syria and Elsewhere

Humanitarian intervention has, since the fall of the Berlin Wall, been an issue that has dominated discourse in international law and diplomacy. Debate concerning the topic can be generally placed into two camps. In the first, the realist belief of the sacrosanctity of states’ sovereignty when it comes to dealing with their internal affairs, no reason but self defence should allow states to bear arms against one another

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