Human Rights, Intervention, and the Use of Force

Paperback | October 11, 2008

EditorPhilip Alston, Euan Macdonald

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The imperatives of sovereignty, human rights and national security very often pull in different directions, yet the relations between these three different notions are considerably more subtle than those of simple opposition. Rather, their interaction may at times be contradictory, at otherstense, and at others even complementary. This collection presents an analysis of the irreducible dilemmas posed by the foundational challenges of sovereignty, human rights and security, not merely in terms of the formal doctrine of their disciplines, but also of the manner in which they can beconfigured in order to achieve persuasive legitimacy as to both methods and results. The chapters in this volume represent an attempt to face up to these dilemmas in all of their complexity, and to suggest ways in which they can be confronted productively both in the abstract and in the concretecircumstances of particular cases.

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The imperatives of sovereignty, human rights and national security very often pull in different directions, yet the relations between these three different notions are considerably more subtle than those of simple opposition. Rather, their interaction may at times be contradictory, at otherstense, and at others even complementary. Thi...

Philip Alston is John Norton Pomeroy Professor at NYU Law School and Chair of the NYU Center for Human Rights and Global Justice. Since 2004 he has been UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions. Jose E. Alvarez is Hamilton Fish Professor of International Law and Diplomacy and Director of the Center on G...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:312 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.71 inPublished:October 11, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Euan Macdonald, Philip Alston: Sovereignty, Human Rights, Security: Armed Intervention and the Foundational Problems of International Law2. Helene Ruiz Fabri: Human Rights and State Sovereignty: Have the Boundaries been Significantly Redrawn?3. Olivier Corten: Human Rights and Collective Security: Is There an Emerging Right of Humanitarian Intervention?4. Richard Bilder: The Implications of Kosovo for International Human Rights Law5. Anthea Roberts: Can Uses of Force be Illegal but Justified?6. Nathaniel Berman: Intervention in a 'Divided World': Axes of Legitimacy7. Nehal Bhuta: States of Exception: Regulating Targeted Killing in a "Global Civil War"8. Jose E. Alvarez: The Schizophrenias of R2P