Safe Zone pp 47-60 | Cite as

Application of the Humanitarian Intervention Doctrine to Justify the Establishment of Safe Zones to Alleviate Human Suffering

  • Lokman B. ÇetinkayaEmail author
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Law book series (BRIEFSLAW)


The term ‘humanitarian intervention’ may be defined as a ‘forceful intervention for humanitarian purposes by a third State or States to save the people of a State from their own Government’s action or inaction.’ Adelman indicates that the establishment of safe zones, as a form of military action, may well be considered within the scope of humanitarian intervention since such zones would not only serve to prevent refugees from crossing an international border, but also ensure security to those at risk within their national homeland.


Supra Note Security Council Humanitarian Intervention Safe Zone Military Intervention 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of LawFatih Sultan Mehmet Vakıf UniversityIstanbulTurkey

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