Thesis Type: Postgraduate
Institution Of The Thesis: Uludağ Üniversitesi, Turkey
Approval Date: 2006
Thesis Language: Turkish
Student: GÖKHAN ÇAPAR
Supervisor: KAMURAN REÇBERAbstract:
This thesis analyzes the NATO intervention into Kosovo in the framework of the UN Charter. It is argued that the humanitarian intervention of NATO into Kosovo clearly violates the state sovereignty, which is one of the fundamental principles of the UN Charter, and takes places in the essence of nation-states. This thesis also claims that state sovereignty and the prohibition of intervention in a state’s internal affairs, inseparable part of the former, has lost its importance against the universal values such as human rights, democratisation, and the rule of law. This thesis consists of three main chapters. The first main chapter deals with the sovereignty theory and pacific settlement of disputes within the framework of the UN Charter. The second main chapter emphasizes the role of the NATO and regional organizations in the settlement of disputes within the authority taken by the UN Charter. The last chapter tries to prove that the humanitarian intervention of NATO into Kosovo is a violation of state sovereignty under the Charter of the UN.