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The Evolution of the Doctrine and Practice of Humanitarian Intervention

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ISBN13: 9789041111609
ISBN: 9041111603
Published: March 1999
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers
Country of Publication: The Netherlands
Format: Hardback
Price: £147.00 - Unavailable at Publisher

The topic of humanitarian intervention has become increasingly significant since the end of the Cold War. Despite a substantial body of literature on the subject in the past, recent developments in the late 1990s should justify this contemporary study of the subject.

The book is not only timely, given the crises which have occasioned United Nations interventions over the past several years, but should also be enduring, as international political structures undergo stress and reform, and as international law and international relations theorists grapple with the sovereignty/interventionl problem.

It defends the emergence of a right of humanitarian intervention and argues that state sovereignty is not incompatible with humanitarian intervention. After a thorough review of historical precedents, the book concludes by assessing contemporary developments in terms of sources of support for intervention on humanitarian grounds.

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1.The Traditional Doctrine and Practice of Humanitarian Intervention.
2. The Right of Humanitarian Intervention in the Post-Charter Era (1945-1989).
3. The Practice of Humanitarian Intervention in the Post-Cold War Era.
4. Assessing Humanitarian Intervention in the Post-Cold War Period: Sources of Consensus.
5. Conclusion. Bibliography. Index.