Human Rights, Their Violation And Humanitarian Intervention


  • Rukinder Kaur


Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, whatever their nationality. These rights are expressed and guaranteed by law, in the forms of treaties and customary international law and by national legal frameworks.  The internationalization of human rights has been increasingly recognized. International law traditionally considered relation between a state and its citizens to be a domestic affair, falling under the principle of state sovereignty. Individuals were objects of state action, but not international subjects. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is a milestone document in the history of human rights. Declaration was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948 as a common standard of achievements for all peoples and all nations. UDHR is widely recognized by almost every country of the world. With this wide recognition, conflict emerged between the rights of states i. e. soveregnity and rights of the people i.e. human rights. In the post-Cold War era, the recognition of the linkage between violations of human rights and international peace and security has opened the room for humanitarian intervention in international relations. Humanitarian intervention may be defined as: Forcible action by states to prevent or to end gross violations of human rights on behalf of people other than their own nationals, through the use of armed force without the consent of the target government and with or without UN authorization. In the present paper attempt has been made to examine the concept of human right, their violation and humanitarian intervention to stop their violation.


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How to Cite

Rukinder Kaur. (2018). Human Rights, Their Violation And Humanitarian Intervention. Research Ambition: An International Multidisciplinary E-Journal, 3(I), 18–27. Retrieved from