phil5w10_Lecture_Mar9 - Charles Beitz, The Justifiability...

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Charles Beitz, “The Justifiability of Humanitarian Intervention” Defines humanitarian intervention (HI) as the threat or use of force by a state or group of states in order to stop or prevent the violation of human rights in another state Considers moral problems posed by HI from the standpoint of just war doctrine Argues that there are five conditions under which HI would be morally justified 1. It has a just, humanitarian purpose 2. It is supported, or at least not opposed, by competent international authority 3. It is a last resort 4. There is a reasonable chance of success 5. It respects conventional constraints on the just conduct of war ( ius in bello ) Regards these five conditions as jointly sufficient for HI to be morally justified (i.e., morally permissible) Denies that there is always a duty to intervene when the five conditions are met
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Background Past HIs by NATO Had various different purposes (see list, p. 729: Are some purposes legitimate and others not?) Had “unanticipated costs” Seem based on no consistent moral principles
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phil5w10_Lecture_Mar9 - Charles Beitz, The Justifiability...

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