Humanitarian intervention and the issue of state sovereignty in the discourse of legal experts between the 1830s and the First World War

Segesser, Daniel Marc (2016). Humanitarian intervention and the issue of state sovereignty in the discourse of legal experts between the 1830s and the First World War. In: Klose, Fabian (ed.) The Emergence of Humanitarian Intervention: Ideas and Practice from the Nineteenth Century to the Present (pp. 56-72). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

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This article discusses the tensions between the principle of state sovereignty and the idea of a "humanitarian intervention" (or a intervention on humanitarian grounds) as they resulted from the debate of leading legal scholars in the 19th and early 20th century. While prominent scholars such as Johann Caspar Bluntschli, Gustave Rolin Jaequemyns or Aegidius Arntz spoke out in favour of a form of "humanitarian interventions", others such as August Wilhelm Heffter or Pasquale Fiore were much more critical and in many cases spoke out in favour of absolute state sovereignty.

Item Type:

Book Section (Book Chapter)

Division/Institute:

06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of History and Archaeology > Institute of History
06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of History and Archaeology > Institute of History > Modern and Contemporary History
06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of History and Archaeology > Institute of History > Economic, Social and Environmental History

UniBE Contributor:

Segesser, Daniel

Subjects:

900 History
900 History > 940 History of Europe
900 History > 970 History of North America

ISBN:

9781316435083

Publisher:

Cambridge University Press

Language:

English

Submitter:

PD Dr. Daniel Marc Segesser

Date Deposited:

18 Feb 2016 17:46

Last Modified:

14 Mar 2017 08:27

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/74647

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