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Ever since the end of the Cold War, the idea has gained ground that there is a right or a duty to intervene in the internal affairs of other states. This can be for humanitarian reasons or in the name of UN Security Council Resolutions. According to this new doctrine, international law should be enforced by means of military violence and international criminal law can be used to indict.

These claims stand in contrast to the hitherto existing principle of non-interference in the internal affairs of other states, which is both an established principle of customary international law and also enunciated in the UN Charter.

The purpose of this Project is to take a critical look at the arguments in favour of interventionism and to analyse the track record of actual interventions.

Interventionism can be judicial and military. On this site you will find information about the legal structures which have been created for interventionist purposes, as well as critical analysis of actual military interventions.

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MH17 theory comes crashing down
23/07/2014
In June, CSI revealed how The Daily Mail doctored one of its own stories on the Islamist uprising in Iraq. Now it has done the same thing on Ukraine, following the CIA's admission that it cannot link Russia to the Malaysian plane crash.
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The Orwellian Daily Mail
17/06/2014
One of Britain's most influential papers reversed its take on the events in Iraq in less than 24 hours and then kicked over its own traces. CSI caught the paper red-handed.
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CSI Position Paper on the Sooka report
29/04/2014
CSI analyses recent claims that former Tamil Tiger fighters and sympathisers have been tortured on their return from the UK to Sri Lanka.
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Freed Belgian teacher says Assad did not use chemical weapons
09/09/2013
A Belgian and an Italian who have just been freed from months of captivity by rebels in Syria, but who are opponents of the Assad regime, have said it is their moral duty to communicate what they know to the world.
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Playing dead in Syria
18/09/2013
Many have cast doubt on the authenticity of the videos purporting to show the victims of a chemical attack in Syria. Watch this one.
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Pierre Piccinin says he has proof that Assad not responsible for sarin attack
09/09/2013
A Belgian teacher, released from months of captivity in Syria, says that he and his Italian co-prisoner, Domenico Quirico, have proof that the Syrian government did not launch the chemical attack in Damascus on 21 August.
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Celebrity humanitarianism
26/03/2013
UK foreign secretary travels to Congo with pro-interventionist Hollywood star Angelina Jolie. War propaganda is nothing new for the US film industry.
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