The author deals with the problem of humanitarian intervention in the framework of a theory of international right and international relations. He examines in detail the various legal and ethical objections to humanitarian intervention. On this basis he attempts to demonstrate that the most convincing objections to humanitarian intervention are formulated in the ethical standpoint of pluralism. In conclusion he attempts to refute these objections, defending humanitarian intervention in extreme cases and he suggests certain ways in which humanitarian intervention might gain greater legitimacy in the international community.
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