Human Rights and Intervention: A Case for Caution

  • Caroline Thomas
  • Melvyn Reader
Part of the Institute of Social Studies, The Hague book series (ISSTH)


Many of the moral dilemmas with which we are faced in the international arena today arise from uncertainty over the relative value to be attached to sovereignty and to human rights, to states and to human beings. A vigorous debate is ongoing within the fields of international law, political philosophy and international relations, as well as in the domain of practical politics.1 The debate has implications for peace and security, not least for attitudes towards humanitarian intervention.


Security Council Humanitarian Intervention World Order International Peace Security Council Resolution 
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  • Melvyn Reader

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