Wednesday, October 31, 2012

War for Peace: The Moral and Legal Case for Intervention in Syria

Archbishop Desmond Tutu stated: “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.” Nowhere are these insightful words more applicable than in Syria today. The international community, despite its many summits and conferences, has taken no substantial action to change the balance of power or end the humanitarian crisis in Syria. In its inaction, the international community has adopted a posture of neutrality, thus eroding and undermining the credibility and efficacy of the United Nations, whose chief aim is to secure international peace.

In my article War for Peace, published by the Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation, I make a moral and legal case for intervention in Syria. Click here to read the full article.