IJSP Refereed International Multidesciplinary Bilingual Biannual Open Access Indexed Journal of Social Science And Humanities

Humanitarian Intervention in Iraq in 2003

Rukinder Kaur


  1. SRF, Ph. D. Scholar, Dept of Political Science, Punjabi University, Patiala. Punjab, INDIA


The present study reveals the geo-political significance of Iraq and traces the major events in history of Iraq that led to the intervention in 2003. The events of humanitarian intervention in Iraq in 2003 and the impact of this intervention on state sovereignty of Iraq is also examined. It is made clear that any one intervention does not simply violate the sovereignty of any given target state in any one instance; it also challenges the principle of a society of states resting on a system of well-understood and habitually obeyed rules.

Humanitarian intervention, Iraq, State Sovereignty, Human rights, Self-Defense.