University of Baltimore Journal of International Law


International intervention has increased in recent history for the abuses of humanitarian law and human rights. This article reflects on the history of human rights and humanitarian law reasoned interventions authorized by the United Nations Security Council and examines whether a duty now exists in international law for future action. The question of whether a duty exists, and the legal repercussions of failing to exercise that duty, is of paramount importance to international law. Whether the duty currently exists or is currently developing, the analysis that follows will show why the Security Council should have the duty of intervention and how the duty is emerging from both practice and necessity.