Support for intervention to stop genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes is voiced across the political spectrum. Unlike most other international bodies/organs, the Security Council is vested with coercive power. However it is unlikely that the International Community become unified to the concept of the Responsibility to protect. In this climate, some international lawyers began to argue in favour of Security Council action based on the doctrine of 'collective humanitarian intervention'. The legitimacy of the actions undertaken by some super power countries appears to indicate a loss of faith in international law as a repository of the values that should underpin the actions of international organisations.