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COLLECTIONPublished articles
TITLEProtecting the Human Family: Humanitarian Intervention, International Law, and Bahá'í Principles
AUTHOR 1Brian D. Lepard
DATE_THIS2003
VOLUME13:1-4
TITLE_PARENTJournal of Bahá'í Studies
PAGE_RANGE33-54
PUB_THISAssociation for Bahá'í Studies North America
CITY_THISOttawa
ABSTRACTThe moral and legal problems raised by the use of military force to aid human rights victims. Relevant Bahá’í ethical principles and how these might assist us to reform existing international law to better protect all members of the human family.
NOTES Mirrored with permission from journal.bahaistudies.ca/online/article/view/102
TAGSCentury of Light (book); Charity and relief work; Collective security; Conflict resolution; Conflicts; Consultation; History (general); Human Rights; International Law; Laws; Peace; Protection; United Nations; Unity of humanity; War
 
CONTENT
About: This article explores the moral and legal problems raised by the recent experiments of the world community with using some kind of military force to come to the rescue of human rights victims—or “humanitarian intervention.” It then examines a variety of ethical principles in the Bahá’í Writings that bear on these problems. Finally, it investigates how these principles might assist us to discover and implement practical measures to reform existing international law to better protect all members of the human family.
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