International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Comparative Analytical Study The Political Dimensions of International Humanitarian Intervention in South Africa – Iraq
Hani Mefleh O. Hamdon, Sayel F. Alserhan

The study aimed to clarify the political dimensions of international humanitarian intervention in the fight against the apartheid regime in South Africa, to identify the political dimensions of international humanitarian intervention in the face of the violation of human rights in Iraq, and to highlight international variables and their impact on the adoption of new methods and means of international humanitarian intervention, and the approach of the international system was used in the framework of the theory of systems. The study also used the comparative approach as the study was concerned with comparing international intervention between the two studies in two different periods of time, and the legal approach was used, considering that part of the study was part of international law and international organizations. The study concluded that the cases of humanitarian intervention were linked to the nature of the international system, international interests and the interests of major states, and that there was a correlation between international interests and the identification of political dimensions in international humanitarian intervention in south Africa and Iraq. The impact of international interests has been greatly influenced by the intervention in Iraq as a result of Iraq's natural resources, particularly oil, strategic location and proximity to the Persian Gulf region.

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