Rethinking Humanitarian intervention : a fresh legal approach based on fundamental ethical principles in international law and world religions /

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Author / Creator:Lepard, Brian D.
Imprint:University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, ©2002.
Description:1 online resource (xix, 496 pages)
Subject:Humanitarian intervention.
Humanitarian law.
Humanitarian intervention -- Moral and ethical aspects.
LAW -- International.
Humanitarian intervention.
Humanitarian intervention -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Humanitarian law.
Law, Politics & Government.
International Relations.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
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Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 437-455) and index.
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Summary:Few foreign policy issues in the past decade have elicited as much controversy as the use of military force for humanitarian purposes. In this book, Brian Lepard offers a new method for analyzing humanitarian intervention that seeks to resolve conflicts among legal norms by identifying ethical principles embedded in the UN Charter and international law and relating them to a pivotal principle of "unity in diversity." A special feature of the book, which avoids the charge of ethnocentricity brought against other approaches, is that Lepard shows how passages from the revered texts of seven world religions may be interpreted as supporting these ethical principles. In connecting law with ethics and religion in this way, he takes a major step forward in the effort to formulate a normative basis for international law in our multicultural world.
Other form:Print version: Lepard, Brian D. Rethinking Humanitarian intervention. University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, ©2002 0271021454 9780271021454