Humanitarian Intervention: An Inquiry Into Law and Morality

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Transnational Publishers, 2005 - Law - 456 pages
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Analysis of all the Legal and Moral Issues Surrounding Humanitarian Intervention ˇ The deaths of innocent persons & the Doctrine of Double Effect Governmental legitimacy: The Doctrine of Effective Political Control ˇ UN Charter & evaluation of the Nicaragua ruling ˇ The Morality of not intervening ˇ US-led invasion of Iraq ˇ Humanitarian intervention authorized by the UN Security Council: Iraq, Somalia, Haiti, Rwanda, and Bosnia among highlightsNATO's intervention in Kosovo ˇ The Nicaragua Decision ˇ The precedents of Panama, Liberia & Sierra Leone Features ˇ New framework based on the doctrine of double effect ˇ Basic principles of international ethics ˇ Outline of the moral argument for humanitarian intervention ˇ Explores the morality and legality of military action to end tyranny or anarchy ˇ Arguments in a much more detailed and complete fashion than in previous editions ˇ In-depth examination of philosophy of international law ˇ The relationship between custom & moral theory ˇ New discussion of the question of right authority ˇ Full analysis of recent interventions in Kosovo and Iraq Passionate, lucid, and controversial, this new edition of Tesón's classic book addresses a broad interdisciplinary audience of international lawyers, philosophers, and political scientists. In this new edition the author responds to critics while updating the discussion in the light of the momentous events that took place at the beginning of the new millenium.

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Fernando R. Tesón is Tobias Simon Eminent Scholar, Florida State University. He is the author of two other books on international law and political philosophy, and has published dozens of articles in specialized journals in law, philosophy, and international relations. A native of Argentina, he is also a Permanent Visiting Professor at Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Buenos Aires.

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