Anne Orford, Reading Humanitarian Intervention. Human Rights and the Use of Force in International Law. Cambridge University Press. Humanitarian intervention, despite its claims to moral credibility, makes international ther Afghanistan or Iraq, Anne Orford’s Reading Humanitarian Interven-. Reading Humanitarian Intervention: Human Rights and the Use of Force in International Law by Anne Orford. Dino Kritsiotis. University of.

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Skip to search Skip to main content. Describe the connection issue. SearchWorks Catalog Stanford Libraries. Imprint Cambridge ; New York: Cambridge University Interevntion, Physical description ix, p.

Series Cambridge studies in international and comparative law ; Find it at other libraries via WorldCat Limited preview. Bibliography Includes bibliographical references hu,anitarian.

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The constitution of the international community: Dreams of human rights– Bibliography– Index. Nielsen Book Data Publisher’s Summary During the s, humanitarian intervention seemed to promise a world in which democracy, self-determination and human rights would be privileged over national interests or imperial ambitions.

Orford provides critical humanitariian of the narratives that accompanied such interventions and shaped legal justifications for the use of force by the international community. Through a close reading of legal texts and institutional practice, she argues that a far more circumscribed, exploitative and conservative interpretation of the ends of intervention was adopted during this period.

The book draws on a wide range of sources, including critical legal theory, feminist and postcolonial theory, psychoanalytic theory and critical geography, to develop ways of ontervention directed at thinking through the cultural and economic effects of militarized humanitarianism.

The book concludes by asking what, if anything, has been lost in the move from the era of humanitarian intervention to an international relations dominated by wars on terror. Nielsen Book Data Browse related items Start at call number: