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Humanitarian Intervention and International Relations

Jennifer M. Welsh


The issue of humanitarian intervention has generated one of the most heated debates in international relations over the past decade, for both theorists and practitioners. At its heart is the alleged tension between the principle of state sovereignty, and the evolving norms related to individual human rights. This edited collection examines the challenges to international society posed by humanitarian intervention in a post-September 11th world. It brings scholars of law, philosophy, and international relations together with those who have actively engaged in cases of intervention, in order to ... More

Keywords: Article 2(4), Chapter VII (United Nations Charter), customary international law, ECOWAS, humanitarian intervention, humanitarian organisations, International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty, international legitimacy authorisation, Intervention in East Timor, just war, Kosovo War, military intervention, NATO, non-intervention, consequentialism, norms and interests, Rwandan genocide, safe haven, sovereignty, sovereignty as responsibility, state-building (or nation-building), UNHCR, United Nations Security Council, War in Afghanistan

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780199267217
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2004 DOI:10.1093/0199267219.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jennifer M. Welsh, editor
University Lecturer in International Relations and Fellow of Somerville College Oxford
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