• Lieutenant Colonel Md Kamrul Hassan, afwc, psc Military Operations Directorate, Army Headquarters, Dhaka, Bangladesh.


Humanitarian intervention, military intervention, human rights, international law, the UN Charter, International Relations


Does humanitarian intervention necessarily involve military intervention within the purview of the United Nations (UN) Charter? This paper argues the existence of military involvement within the UN Charter's purview. The concept of humanitarian intervention is noble. This noble humanitarian approach may not always involve military forces. However, over the history of humanity, military involvement has appeared to be an inevitable humanitarian intervention phenomenon. In this paper, qualitative methodology has been adopted for data collection and analysis. In the contemporary literature, the increased trend of military involvement has triggered philosophical debate regarding humanitarian intervention's nobility. In this context of contemporary literature, this paper has attempted to analyze military involvement within the broader purview of humanitarianism through classical and liberal schools of thought. Finally, this paper's key findings revealed a manifestation of noble cause and discriminatory motives of different actors for the military involvement in humanitarian intervention.


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