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Human Rights, Intervention, and the Use of Force

Philip Alston and Euan Macdonald


The imperatives of sovereignty, human rights, and national security very often pull in different directions, yet the relations between these three different notions are considerably more subtle than those of simple opposition. Rather, their interaction may at times be contradictory, at others tense, and at others even complementary. This collection presents an analysis of the irreducible dilemmas posed by the foundational challenges of sovereignty, human rights, and security, not merely in terms of the formal doctrine of their disciplines, but also of the manner in which they can be configured ... More

Keywords: national security, sovereignty, human rights, use of force, international law, peacekeeping, Kosovo

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199552719
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199552719.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Philip Alston, editor
John Norton Pomeroy Professor of Law, New York University

Euan Macdonald, editor
Research Officer, Global Administrative Law project, Institute for International Law and Justice, New York University