The Liberal Case for Humanitarian Intervention

@inproceedings{Tesn2001TheLC,
  title={The Liberal Case for Humanitarian Intervention},
  author={Fernando R. Tes{\'o}n},
  year={2001}
}
The paper makes the liberal argument for intervening by force to end or prevent serious human rights abuses. It relies on twin assumptions of liberal moral and political theory: that the primary purpose of governments is to protect human rights, and that victims of grievous injustice are entitled to outside help. Humanitarian intervention is legitimate when it is directed at suppressing human rights abuses and complies with the doctrine of double effect. The paper considers and rejects well… 

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