What is greater – a country’s sovereignty or human rights? We debate whether international intervention is justified if human rights are being systematically violated in a country. The following statements are up for debate:
• Humanity above borders – we all have a moral obligation to protect fellow human beings.
• National sovereignty is above all – any violation of it would only result in anarchy.
• National sovereignty ends when human rights are consistently violated.
• Intervention prevents nations from finding solutions within and creates dependent countries.