Humanitarian Intervention and Political Self-Determination
- What kinds of scenarios count as supreme humanitarian emergencies, and how should we distinguish these from cases of “ordinary oppression”?
- Does the argument from anti-universalism supply us with a compelling objection to humanitarian intervention in cases of ordinary oppression?
- What does it is mean for a state to achieve political self-determination? What reasons do we have to value this ideal? Does the value of political self-determination justify opposition to humanitarian intervention?
- What is the role for international institutions in authorising humanitarian intervention? How should we design institutions to serve this role well?
- Do concerns about likely ineffectiveness undermine the idea that human rights violations provide a just cause for humanitarian intervention? How might advocates of humanitarian intervention respond to concerns about likely ineffectiveness?