Archives For humanitarian intervention

by Daniel Kovalik (reproduced by kind permission of the author)

When I studied law at Columbia in the early 1990s, I had the fortune of studying under Louis Henkin, probably the world’s most famous human rights theoretician. Upon his passing in 2010, Elisa Massimino at Human Rights First stated in Professor Henkin’s New York Times obituary that he “literally and figuratively wrote the book on human rights” and that “[i]t is no exaggeration to say that no American was more instrumental in the development of human rights law than Lou.” Continue Reading…

Two videos on the theme of humanitarian intervention have come out recently. Professor Maximilian Forte of Montreal has produced a film: LIBYA: Race, Empire, and the Invention of Humanitarian Emergency unveiling the racism lying behind humanitarian interventionism. Well worth watching and disseminating.

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