Download PDF by Barbara von Tigerstrom: Human Security and International Law: Prospects and Problems

By Barbara von Tigerstrom

ISBN-10: 1841136107

ISBN-13: 9781841136103

ISBN-10: 1847313868

ISBN-13: 9781847313867

The concept that of 'human safeguard' has prompted discourse and perform, and has been the topic of lively debate. regardless of its relevance to the crucial questions of foreign legislations, human safety has until eventually lately obtained little awareness from overseas attorneys. This well-researched and considerate booklet has comparable ambitions: to judge human defense as an idea that may be utilized in the research of overseas legislations, and to figure out what insights a few human safety process could be won by way of contemplating it from the viewpoint of overseas legislation. the 1st a part of the e-book examines the evolution and meanings of the concept that and its hyperlinks with latest theories and ideas of overseas legislation. the second one half explores the ways that human protection has been and will be utilized in relation to the varied issues of humanitarian intervention, internally displaced folks, small hands keep an eye on, and worldwide public overall healthiness. The research sheds new gentle on debates in regards to the concept's strength and boundaries.

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123 Two notable examples are Lloyd Axworthy (former Minister of Foreign Affairs for Canada) and Keizo Obuchi (former Prime Minister of Japan). On the latter see Edström, above n 96, at 214–19. 125 It would be fair to say that human security has remained on the margins of international discourse, and has not had the widespread impact that some of its advocates might have wished or predicted. However, its place is now established, even if that place is at the margins. It has taken on something of a ‘life of its own’, so that as its influence wanes in some quarters,126 new interest and applications appear elsewhere.

66 Stairs, above n 65, at 400–401. 67 Khong, above n 42, at 236. 68 It would be futile to deny that the human security agenda is daunting. It requires action across a range of interrelated areas, and to large extent does defy attempts to identify discrete and limited priorities. 70 As if this were not enough, in order to be effective, preventive action by its very nature often needs to be taken under conditions of uncertainty, when information about causal relationships and the likely effectiveness of available strategies is limited.

Old Wine in New Bottles? Another common and important critique of human security is that it adds nothing new to our analysis of the issues that fall within its scope.

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