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050 00 KZ6369|b.L59 1992 
082 00 323|220 
245 00 To loose the bands of wickedness :|binternational 
       intervention in defence of human rights /|cedited by Nigel
       S. Rodley 
250    1st English ed 
260    London :|bBrassey's (UK) ;|aN[ew] Y[ork] :|bDistributed in
       North America by the Macmillan Pub. Co.,|c1992 
300    xiii, 287 pages :|billustrations ;|c24 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
500    "Published in association with The David Davies Memorial 
       Institute of International Studies." 
504    Includes bibliographical references and index 
505 0  1. A problem and its dimensions / Peter Calvocoressi -- 2.
       Collective intervention to protect human rights and 
       civilian populations: the legal framework / Nigel S. 
       Rodley -- 3. 'Safe havens' for Kurds in post-war Iraq / 
       Lawrence Freedman and David Boren -- 4. Intervention in a 
       fragmenting state: the case of Yugoslavia / James Cow and 
       Lawrence Freedman -- 5. Functions and powers, and 
       inventions: UN action in respect of human rights and 
       humanitarian intervention / Paul Fifoot -- 6. Military 
       intervention and UN peacekeeping / Richard Connaughton -- 
       7. Spoiling the ship for a ha'porth of tar: the financial 
       crisis at the United Nations / Anthony Parsons -- 8. 
       Conclusions and recommendations / Anthony Parsons -- 
       Appendix: An Agenda for Peace / Boutros Boutros-Ghali 
520    Since the Second World War there have been remarkable 
       advances in the field of international humanitarian law, 
       precipitated initially by popular reaction to the genocide
       and other gross violations of human rights perpetrated by 
       Nazi Germany. A major instrument in the protection of 
       human rights has been the United Nations, whose presence 
       is generally recognised to be non-threatening and 
       impartial. Gross violations of human rights not only cause
       untold suffering for the victims, but also provoke mass 
       flights of populations on a scale which increasingly 
       threatens to destabilise host countries, and ultimately 
       poses a threat to international peace and security. The 
       international community tries to cope with the ever 
       increasing flow of refugees, but remains reluctant to take
       coercive measures against the governments directly 
       responsible for massive abuses of human rights, still 
       sheltering behind article 2(7) of the UN Charter, which 
       does not "authorize the United Nations to intervene in 
       matters which are essentially within the domestic 
       jurisdiction of any state". Should not governments, in the
       light of actual events, now consider whether the price of 
       non-intervention is too high, not only on humanitarian 
       grounds, but also because of the escalating costs and the 
       acute political and social problems posed by these mass 
       exoduses? Or is the risk of power abuse for political gain
       too high because state sovereignty is perceived as 
       absolute. The focus of this study is essentially a 
       practical one. It considers what reforms and additional 
       measures are required to strengthen the UN's capacity to 
       intervene more effectively on humanitarian issues, 
       particularly those traditionally excluded from UN action 
       by article 2(7) of the Charter. Case histories are 
       included - that of the Kurds in Iraq and the international
       reaction to the civil strife in Yugoslavia. Every chapter 
       tackles issues from differing financial, legal, 
       philosophical, political and military angles, coming 
       together to form one in-depth and credible whole 
610 20 United Nations 
650  0 Intervention (International law) 
650  0 Human rights 
653 0  International law|aEnforcement (Law) 
700 1  Rodley, Nigel S 
710 2  David Davies Memorial Institute of International Studies 
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