International human rights law

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  • International Law Vs Realism

    International law is a broad body that operates within an anarchic system. It contains two sections of law as well as a multitude of organizations that work within the laws. These laws also are enforced, or attempted to be enforced, by international courts in which states hold each other accountable for their actions. International law contains two types, public and private. Public international law is legal norms such as treaties that apply to interactions between states or states and other…

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  • Self-Determination Of People

    self-determination of peoples and the sovereignty of states in contemporary international politics? 1 This report elucidates the link between sovereignty of states & self-determination of peoples therefore the focal point of this essay is to elaborate on the underlying concept of sovereignty as it incorporates the protection and the practice of various human rights as stipulated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The main goal of this piece of research article is to…

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  • The Importance Of Human Rights Protection

    responsibility to protect human rights has seen extensive and exhaustive debate throughout history. Since the Treaty of Westphalia in 1648, the tension between state sovereignty and international intervention in pursuit of human rights protection has been contested. Over three centuries later, and the United Nations Responsibility to Protect (R2P) doctrine has codified human rights protection in a global political commitment of the highest order. Following the international acceptance of the…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of International Intervention

    Is it legitimate to intervene another state’s internal affairs? Do gross violations of human rights justify armed interventions to stop atrocities? According to the UN charter protection of human rights is the responsibility of the international community hence humanitarian interventions are foreign military actions which prevent or halt mass muyrder and other sever violations of human rights. In contrast the charter also prohibits forceful interference against the territorial intregrity and…

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  • Humanitarian Intervention In International Countries

    I. INTRODUCTION The international community appears to believe that there is a direct correlation between military intervention and cessation of gross violations of human rights that are being committed by the government of a state, supposing that there will be an improvement in the conditions for those against whom these violations are being committed if there is a legal humanitarian intervention. This assumption is largely based on the concept that if an intervention is legal, it will be…

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  • Machiavelli Vs Grotius Analysis

    The fundamental objective of international law, to regulate the relations between sovereign states, has become a standard to evaluating the effectiveness of different approaches to international law. Various philosophical disciplines have interpreted the importance and usefulness of international law in order to establish a better understanding of how international law is to be executed. This paper will take a thorough look at how two different philosophers have explained the concepts and…

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  • Humanitarian Intervention In Kosovo

    (4) humanitarian intervention (class 12) (25 points) Please explain: (a) the arguments why humanitarian intervention in Kosovo was legitimate under international law; While the U.N. Charter does not say anything about humanitarian intervention, Article 2(4) of the Charter does prohibit “the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state…” (Cited handout) Some feel that this prohibits any type of humanitarian intervention, wherein one state…

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  • Arguments Against Whaling

    whaling. Their position on the issue is the very definition of ridiculous. They want to argue that their culture is being violated by the ban, that they have a cultural right to kill creatures that occupy a crucial part at the top of our global aquatic ecosystem. They argue that their villages that still whale have a cultural right to exist. The IMF and the world bank make much larger demands on developing economies, forcing their populations into modernity- why are the Japanese and…

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  • Arguments Against Drone Warfare

    drone warfare is ethically wrong, we must look at the political stance of the governments using drone warfare, the society’s responsibility, the ethics of the way that the drone strikes are conducted, the effectiveness of drone warfare and the international irresponsibility and unethical nature of drone strikes. Drone warfare saves the lives of soldiers by placing them out of harms way; this is one of the arguments for…

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  • Doctrine Of International Law Essay

    What is known as the doctrine of international law of sources refers that the two means in making international law the first being international agreements i.e. treaties and the second state practices accepted as law i.e. “Federal regulations, Federal court decisions, testimony and statements before Congressional and international bodies, diplomatic notes, correspondence, speeches, press conference statements, and even internal memoranda” (Janis 50). This was expanded upon by article 38 in the…

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