Humanitarian Occupation by Gregory H . FoxHumanitarian Occupation by Gregory H . Fox

Humanitarian Occupation

byGregory H . Fox

Paperback | March 17, 2008

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This book analyzes a new phenomenon in international law: international organizations assuming the powers of a national government in order to reform political institutions. After reviewing the history of internationalized territories, this book asks two questions about these 'humanitarian occupations'. First, why did they occur? The book argues that the missions were part of a larger trend in international law to maintain existing states and their populations. The only way this could occur in these territories, which had all seen violent internal conflict, was for international administrators to take charge. Second, what is the legal justification for the missions? The book examines each of the existing justifications and finds them wanting. A new foundation is needed, one that takes account of the missions' authorisation by the UN Security Council and their pursuit of goals widely supported in the international community.
Gregory H. Fox is Associate Professor of Law (tenured) at Wayne State University Law School, where he is the Inaugural Cohn Family Scholar in Legal History.
Title:Humanitarian OccupationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.79 inPublished:March 17, 2008Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521671892

ISBN - 13:9780521671897


Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. Historical Antecedents: 1. The historical origins of humanitarian occupation I - Governance in Service of Outsiders; 2. Historical origins of humanitarian occupation II - internationalised territory in the service of insiders; 3. Full international governance; Part II. Why Humanitarian Occupation?: 4. Rejected models of statehood; 5. Constructing the liberal state; Part III. Legal Justifications: 6. Conventional legal justifications; 7. The international law of occupation; 8. Reforming the law: the security council as legislator; 9. Conclusion.

Editorial Reviews

"...thoughtful analysis...Legal libraries, and International Law courses, would be more complete with the availability of this superbly written and supported primer for class and research use...Those who covet contemporary case studies will discover incredibly useful insight from Professor Fox's assessment of the UN occupations, especially in the balkans."
--ASIL UN21 Interest Group Newsletter [ISSUE #39: May 2009]