The Concept of Humanitarian Intervention in
the Context of Modern Power Politics
Is the Revival of the Doctrine of "Just War" Compatible with the International Rule of Law?
by Hans Köchler
INTERNATIONAL PROGRESS ORGANIZATION
Studies in International Relations, XXVI
Vienna 2001, ISBN 3-900704-20-1
Research paper first presented at the China Institute of Contemporary International Relations in Beijing (22 December 2000). An outline of the research was presented at the international conference on "Interventionism against International Law: From Iraq to Yugoslavia," held in Madrid (20 November 1999).
Editorial advisor: Jason Subler.
The concept of humanitarian intervention and its
The development of international law and the prohibition
of the use of force in the 20th century
The revival of interventionism in the new imperial order
of the 21st century
The doctrine of humanitarian intervention and the de
facto reintroduction of the jus ad bellum
Conclusion: The renaissance of power politics in
humanitarian clothes – the end of international law?
Appendix: Austria – European Union: The problematic
nature of "humanitarian politics
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