This thesis seeks to examine multilateral humanitarian intervention as a universal norm of international law, and analyze the decision making process, including the political and moral reasons, justifications, procedures, and criticisms for the interventions in Somalia, Kosovo and Libya to determine the existence of guiding commonalities. This thesis will also propose model guidelines based on existing and emerging legal principles applicable in situations requiring humanitarian intervention. Beginning to codify the process by which coalitions make the decision to intervene upon another state.
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