Rethinking Humanitarian Intervention: A Fresh Legal Approach Based on Fundamental Ethical Principles in International Law and World Religions (Google eBook)

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Penn State Press, Nov 1, 2010 - Social Science
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Few foreign policy issues in the past decade have elicited as much controversy as the use of military force for humanitarian purposes. In this book Brian Lepard offers a new method for analyzing humanitarian intervention that seeks to resolve conflicts among legal norms by identifying ethical principles embedded in the UN Charter and international law and relating them to a pivotal principle of "unity in diversity."

A special feature of the book, which avoids the charge of ethnocentricity brought against other approaches, is that Lepard shows how passages from the revered texts of seven world religions may be interpreted as supporting these ethical principles. In connecting law with ethics and religion in this way, he takes a major step forward in the effort to formulate a normative basis for international law in our multicultural world.

  

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Contents

The Need for a Fresh Approach
3
Developing the Foundations of a Fresh Approach
37
Identifying Fundamental Ethical Principles in Contemporary International Law and World Religions Relevant to Humanitarian Intervention
39
Identifying and Interpreting International Legal Norms Relevant to Humanitarian Intervention
99
Some Problematic Issues Relating to UNAuthorized Humanitarian Intervention
147
Human Rights Violations as a Threat to or Breach of the Peace
149
Consent
179
Impartiality
202
The Security Councils DecisionMaking Process
309
Humanitarian Intervention Not Authorized by the Security Council
331
The Legality of Humanitarian Intervention Without Security Council Authorization
333
Humanitarian Intervention and International Law in the New Millennium
371
The Prospects for a Fresh Approach Based on Fundamental Ethical Principles
373
Notes
385
Glossary
427
Selected Bibliography
437

The Use of Force
220
Obligations to Intervene or to Support UN Humanitarian Intervention
256
The Command and Composition of Multinational Forces Engaged in Humanitarian Intervention
284

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