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The Humanitarian Responsibilities of Sovereignty: Explaining the Development of a New Norm of Military Intervention for Humanitarian Purposes in International Society

Nicholas J. Wheeler

in Humanitarian Intervention and International Relations

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199267217
eISBN:
9780191601118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199267219.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Argues that we are witnessing the development of a new norm of military intervention for humanitarian purposes in contemporary international society. Since the end of the Cold War, the United Nations ... More


Public International Law Approaches to Jurisdiction

Cedric Ryngaert

in Jurisdiction in International Law

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199544714
eISBN:
9780191719943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544714.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Under public international law, two approaches could be taken to the question of jurisdiction. Either one allows States to exercise jurisdiction as they see fit, unless there is a prohibitive rule to ... More


Law Enforcement and the Protection of Life under International Humanitarian Law

Nils Melzer

in Targeted Killing in International Law

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199533169
eISBN:
9780191714511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199533169.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

International Humanitarian Law (IHL) is the body of rules and principles specifically designed to regulate the conduct of States and individuals actively involved in situations of international or ... More


The Security Council as Enforcer of Human Rights

Vera Gowlland-Debbas

in Securing Human Rights?: Achievements and Challenges of the UN Security Council

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199641499
eISBN:
9780191732218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641499.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter focuses on the legal issues of the Security Council's actions in favour of human rights. In particular, it addresses the problem of the qualification of human rights violations as a ... More


The United Nations and the New Legal Order of the World

Geoffrey Blest

in War and Law since 1945

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206996
eISBN:
9780191677427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206996.003.0003
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter discusses the establishment of the United Nations Organizations in 1945 and considers it a central act of recognition by the war-surviving generation that something striking had to be ... More


International Law and the Reasonable Nee of Governments to Govern Inaugural Lecture, London School of Economics and Political Science 22nd November, 1982

Rosalyn Higgins Dbe Qc

in Themes and Theories

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198262350
eISBN:
9780191682322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262350.003.0051
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter argues that international law and national governments are mutually interdependent. Indeed, international law’s appreciation of the reasonable need of governments to govern is part of ... More


The Ideological Response to War: Codes of Human Rights

A. W. BRAIN SIMPSON

in Human Rights and the End of Empire: Britain and the Genesis of the European Convention

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199267897
eISBN:
9780191714115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267897.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, EU Law

This chapter describes how the protection of human rights came, during World War II, to feature in schemes for creating a new world order, encouraging the drafting of comprehensive codes of rights to ... More


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