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The non-intervention doctrine and the protection of the basic needs of the human person in contemporary international law

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>1/09/1993
<mark>Journal</mark>The Liverpool Law Review
Issue number2
Number of pages11
Pages (from-to)189-199
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English


There appears a developing recognition by the international community that there are certain basic human needs that it is in the interests of the international community to ensure the protection of those needs and an international obligation placed upon states to ensure that the dignity of the human person is respected. Where a government is unwilling or unable to ensure such respect, then the international community may act, by forceful means if necessary, to give effect to those requirements.