Iraq, human rights concerns, and legal justifications for war
SLevinson at law.utexas.edu
Thu Aug 18 09:48:42 PDT 2005
Does thinking outside the box lead us to pacifism or simply to a far more prudent notion of when one should use (legitimate) force?
From: Judith Baer [mailto:JBAER at politics.tamu.edu]
Sent: Thu 8/18/2005 10:54 AM
To: Sanford Levinson; Scarberry, Mark; conlawprof at lists.ucla.edu
Subject: RE: Iraq, human rights concerns, and legal justifications for war
The "problem" with focusing on human rights is that, inevitably, one will be asked why one simply sits back and watches abuses taking place instead of intervening. One can start off with sanctions, but, if they're not successful, then the question of use of military force will almost inevitably arise.
I know--but maybe conlawprofs could star thinking outside that particular box.
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