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Rwanda and the Moral Obligation of Humanitarian Intervention

Joshua James Kassner
Format
Book
Published
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2013.
Language
English
Series
Studies in Global Justice and Human Rights
ISBN
9780748644582 (hbk.), 074864458X (hbk.)
Summary
"Kassner contends that the violation of the basic human rights of the Rwandan Tutsis morally obliged the international community to intervene militarily to stop the genocide. This compelling argument, grounded in basic rights, runs counter to the accepted view on the moral nature of humanitarian intervention. It has profound implications for our understanding of the moral nature of humanitarian military intervention, global justice and the role moral principles should play in the practical deliberations of states."--Publisher's website.
Contents
  • Introduction: Brief history and overview
  • Groundwork for a moral obligation of humanitarian intervention
  • Defending a moral obligation of humanitarian intervention
  • Normative framework of international relations
  • Completing the transition from theory to practice
  • Conclusion: Application of the reformed normative framework and concluding remarks.
Description
vii, 240 p. ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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