Is There a Duty to Intervene? Intervention and the Responsibility to Protect

Philosophy Compass 8 (6):570-579 (2013)

Abstract

This article considers the duty to undertake humanitarian intervention. It first examines the arguments for the duty to intervene and questions the possibility of supererogatory humanitarian intervention. It then considers the leading objections to this duty which, it is argued, are largely unpersuasive. In the final section, the article considers the duty to intervene in the context of the responsibility to protect doctrine, which provides the framework within which debates about humanitarian intervention now in large part occur

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Who Should Intervene?Fredrik D. Hjorthen - 2017 - Res Publica 23 (4):391-407.
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