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Humanitarian intervention. Selected aspects
Humanitarian intervention. Selected aspects

Author(s): Edyta Kwiatkowska
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Uniwersytet Adama Mickiewicza
Keywords: Humanitarian intervention; civil-military cooperation; CIMIC; Kosovo

Summary/Abstract: The following essay describes the idea of humanitarian intervention in relation to civil-military cooperation. In the first part it presents the definition of the concept, its characteristics as well as the brief history of its development. Second part describes the issues of legality and legitimacy of humanitarian intervention. Third part concentrates on relations between civil and military actors, co-operation of their tasks based on the example of CIMIC, as well as the challenges remaining to make their coexistence successful. For better presentation of the complexity of the issue, in the last part are presented lessons learned from humanitarian intervention in Kosovo. Article ends with short presentation of future prospect for improvement of civil-military cooperation in humanitarian interventions.

  • Issue Year: IV/2014
  • Issue No: 7
  • Page Range: 359-370
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: English