Consider the very purpose of humanitarian interventions, evident even in the name. Not merely a strategic military move, humanitarian interventions extend to include "humanitarian objectives," such as preventing genocide or the mass killing of innocent civilians. Underlying these objectives is the fundamental belief in the dignity of every human being, recognized legally in the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This means not only the protection of life but the respect of it as well. This means treating the people you are supposedly trying to save like they matter.