Consequences of the BRICS for humanitarian intervention

Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa are growing more powerful. How will that affect global politics? These powers traditionally support a strong interpretation of sovereignty, territorial integrity and the principle of non-intervention. Consequently, in the United Nations Security Council both China and Russia have objected to stronger action or even humanitarian intervention in Syria. How will the rise of the BRICS affect the feasibility of humanitarian intervention in the future? Mary Kaldor (Professor of Global Governance at the London School of Economics) shares her vision.

On June 12th, Mary Kaldor (Professor of Global Governance at the London School of Economics) delivered a keynote address at the ‘New Wars, Old Laws?’, a conference by the Amsterdam Law Forum (ALF). Bruno Braak interviewed her the next day on the current crisis in Syria, and her views vis-à-vis (humanitarian) intervention.

For more information on Mary Kaldor please refer to: her Wikipedia-page; the London School of Economics; or her CV.