Rethinking Humanitarian Intervention

Author: Brian D. Lepard
Publisher: Penn State Press
ISBN: 9780271046952
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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.

The UN Security Council Members Responsibility to Protect

Author: Andreas S. Kolb
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3662556448
Format: PDF
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This book examines the hard legal core, if any, of the “Responsibility to Protect (R2P)” concept with regard to the commitment to take collective action through the UN Security Council. It addresses the question of whether public international law establishes a duty on the part of the individual Security Council members to collectively take the necessary action to prevent atrocities (genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and ethnic cleansing). To this end, it offers an interpretation of provisions in multilateral conventions, such as the undertaking to prevent genocide in Article 1 of the Genocide Convention and the undertaking to ensure respect for the Geneva Conventions in common Article 1 of the 1949 Geneva Conventions, analyses the UN Charter framework for Security Council action, and explores whether the recognition of the international responsibility to protect has prompted the emergence of a new norm for general international law.

Fundamental Perspectives on International Law

Author: William Slomanson
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0495797197
Format: PDF
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In a fairly succinct treatment, FUNDAMENTAL PERSPECTIVES ON INTERNATIONAL LAW provides a unique mix of cases, articles, documents, text, charts, tables, and questions. The key concepts of international law are introduced through thoroughly up-to-date content. Important cases are continually updated on the author’s website. The text is complemented by numerous review problems. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Waging Humanitarian War

Author: Eric Heinze
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791477088
Format: PDF
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Examines the ethical, legal, and political dimensions of military intervention for humanitarian reasons.

Hope for a Global Ethic

Author: Brian D. Lepard
Publisher: Baha'i Publishing Trust
ISBN: 9781931847209
Format: PDF, ePub
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Argues that, in a post 9/11 world, only a global ethic—a relatively specific set of shared ethical principles—will ultimately be sufficient to support the positive, unifying and harmonizing forces operating in the world today. Original.

Burma Redux

Author: Ian Holliday
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231504241
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Contemporary Myanmar faces a number of political challenges, and it is unclear how other nations should act in relation to the country. Prioritizing the opinions of local citizens and reading them against the latest scholarship on this issue, Ian Holliday affirms the importance of foreign interests in Myanmar's democratic awakening, yet only through committed, grassroots strategies of engagement encompassing foreign states, international aid agencies, and global corporations. Holliday supports his argument by using multiple sources and theories, particularly ones that take historical events, contemporary political and social investigations, and global justice literature into account, as well as studies that focus on the effects of democratic transition, the aid industry, and socially responsible corporate investing and sanctions. One of the only volumes to apply broad-ranging global justice theories to a real-world nation in flux, Burma Redux will appeal to professionals researching Burma/Myanmar; political advisers and advocacy groups; nonspecialists interested in Southeast Asian politics and society and the local and international problems posed by pariah states; general readers who seek a richer understanding of the country beyond journalistic accounts; and the Burmese people themselves—both within the country and in diaspora. Burma Redux is also the first book-length study on the nation to be completed after the contentious general elections of 2010.

Customary International Law

Author: Brian D. Lepard
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 052119136X
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This book sets out to articulate a comprehensive theory of customary international law that can effectively resolve the conceptual and practical enigmas surrounding it. It takes a multidisciplinary approach and draws insights from international law, legal theory, political science, and game theory. It is anchored in a sophisticated ethical framework and explores the interrelationships between customary international law and ethics.

Human Rights and Responsibilities in the World Religions

Author: Joseph Runzo
Publisher: Oneworld Publications Limited
ISBN: 9781851683093
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This volume outlines the approaches to human rights and responsibilitiesithin the different world religions. Featuring contributions from over 15cholars, the book covers such key issues as women's rights, the role ofnternational law, and responsibility for the environment. It also includes aUniversal Declaration of Human Rights by the World's Religions", presentedt the third Parliament of the World Religions.