Can the NATO, EU, African Union, … intervene nevertheless unilaterally (without UN authorization)?
If they don’t: thousands of victims
BUT: it’s damaging the multilateral UN system
Talking Darfur to Death The world has been discussing the genocide in Darfur for more than three years. But some 200,000 deaths later, it has yet to take effective action to force the Sudanese government to stop sponsoring the mass murder, rape, torture and forcible evictions being carried out on its orders in the region. The United Nations has repeatedly disgraced itself by its halfhearted and inadequate response to the gravest human rights challenge it has faced since it failed the same genocide test in Rwanda more than a decade ago. The New York Times, march 21, 2007
Mr. Lonely There was the “war of the Yugoslav succession” in the 1990s, when the United Nations refused serious strikes against the Serbs — even after the massacre at Srebrenica in 1995, which left 7,400 dead in the “greatest atrocity in Europe since World War II.” When the world did act against Serbia in 1999, it did so not through the United Nations, but the United States and NATO, and then without the blessing of the Security Council. The New York Times, December 10, 2006