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The State versus the Individual: The Unresolved Dilemma of Humanitarian Intervention

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ISBN13: 9789004202917
Published: August 2011
Publisher: Brill Nijhoff
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £141.00



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Whether States, coalitions of States or inter-governmental organizations can engage in humanitarian intervention lawfully without the UN Security Council´s authorization has been debated at length. Following NATO´s intervention in Kosovo in 1999, the international lawgiver had to act. The result was the concept of the responsibility to protect. But the fundamental question of the legality of humanitarian intervention remained.

This book takes a new approach by combining legal theory and international law. Legal theory enables the concept of legal validity to be better understood and permits … read morethe question to be evaluated thoroughly in international law. The outcome is that the international lawgiver has to confront the hard problem whether or not there is enough interest for human rights protection.