Humanitarian Intervention and Political Self-Determination
  1. What kinds of scenarios count as supreme humanitarian emergencies, and how should we distinguish these from cases of “ordinary oppression”?
  1. Does the argument from anti-universalism supply us with a compelling objection to humanitarian intervention in cases of ordinary oppression?
  1. 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?
  1. What is the role for international institutions in authorising humanitarian intervention? How should we design institutions to serve this role well?
  1. 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?
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