The World War : The Impact Of Blair's Civil War

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The UN had not yet ratified its “Responsibility to Protect” policy and arguably Blair’s successful intervention paved way for a formal justification on humanitarian grounds applicable to UN member nations (UN, 2005). Sierra Leone was not only facing enormous challenges through anarchy but was also faced with a population that was brutalized by widespread amputations, a practice aimed at limiting their basic application of human and civil rights. The brilliance of Blair’s intervention was in bringing Taylor’s Liberian regime to a standstill. The civil war was officially declared over in 2002 and the British intervention evolved from helping Sierra Leone recover after the war to helping pass UN resolutions that would provide sanctions to…show more content…
Fadima Fatmata Zubairu also once a Manchester City Councilor” would take Blair’s preferences for human rights and democracy literally and back Blair’s intervention (ROAPE, 2016). Essentially, the case of Sierra Leone became the first test for Labour’s ethical dimension policy.

Conclusion Through the British intervention, Blair was very instrumental to ending the Sierra Leone civil war. While the RUF was pre-occupied with Britain’s role of evacuating UN peacekeepers and foreign nationals, Blair had perceived the idea to prove his ethical point developed by his Labour Party. After the deployment of 1,000 British troops in May 2000, Blair soon justified a more aggressive form of humanitarian intervention, one that would use force and provide logistical support to UNAMSIL forces thus finding a reason to remain and train local government forces. He later stated that “[Sierra Leone] is now on its feet, able to hold and have proper democratic elections. And when you see something as gruesome and graphic as [the amputated civilians] you realize how important it is in these circumstance that somebody somewhere was prepared to go and stand-by them (ITV, 2012). Blair’s decision to send British troops to intervene and to provide training support to the country, was a direct consequence of the underlying need to prove that his ideals were right, stating that “all countries in this part of Africa will be great partners for us, [providing] and
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