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Title:The relevance of humanitarian intervention in the new international dispensation: the case of Burundi's civil conflict
Author:Kiiza, Charles J.ISNI
Periodical:Rwanda journal, Series B, Social sciences
Geographic term:Burundi
Subjects:foreign intervention
civil wars
Abstract:The end of the Cold War has enabled a fundamental shift in the concept of humanitarian intervention as well as in its practice. The demise of superpower rivalry has to a great extent removed systemic constraints on intervention in the internal affairs of states. On the contrary, international norms and institutions have not been redefined and reformed to march with international needs and aspirations. In Burundi, the external interveners, while they had UN chapter VII mandate to use force in an effort to protect civilians, they never did so. However, on the diplomatic/political front, the role of external interveners was extensive. They played a key role in restoring confidence among Burundians by insuring that the situation in the country did not degenerate into chaos. Their support towards the peace process ensured the implementation of the Arusha agreement for Burundi. Bibliogr., sum. in English and French. [Journal abstract]