On Friday afternoon, January 27, the DISEC committee members gather outside the committee room to converse their opinions and insights regarding the military intervention on foreign soil. From conversing with representatives of each group, the Harvard International Review has begun to find some commonalities between the working papers of each block and their shared pursuit.
The delegation of Israel is “pro-sovereignty” when it comes to implementing military and physical intervention upon foreign lands. Coming from the developed nations to developing, Israel is concerned that military intervention can impose threats to the internal governmental work and pose strong pressure on local regulation.
Representing another working paper, the delegation of Senegal, along with the Bahamas, India, the United Kingdoms, and other countries, expresses the pose that military intervention shall be taken only as a “last resort”. Clear evidence of human rights violation can be a justifiable reason to resort to such intervention. A case in which this fact is a viable cause is in Syria with terrorist group Al-Qaeda. Since the terrorist group is not classified as military combatants, as they don’t oblige to the International Military Convention, military intervention from another, more abundant country shall and must be introduced. This is a rather diverse representation of countries in the block, including both developing and developed countries signatories, therefore displaying the common consensus on regulations of military intervention.
Both delegations admit to some overlapping on issues and solutions covered by their working paper. The delegation of Israel expresses, and I quote, that it is “intense between groups”. The Senegal delegation is also aware of the overlapping of each working paper. It is potential that in the future introduction of these papers, they shall be merged into one resolution that gains consensus. In conclusion, most countries in DISEC agree that military intervention shall be employed with utmost discretion, and that sovereignty is to be respected.
The Harvard International Review will keep close notice on further elaboration of this UN discussion.