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Humanitarian action and the "global war on terror"

Humanitarian action and the "global war on terror"

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Published by Overseas Development Institute, Humanitarian Policy Group .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementedited by Joanna Macrae and Adele Harmer.
SeriesHPG report -- no 14
ContributionsMacrae, Joanna., Harmer, Adele., Overseas Development Institute. Humanitarian Policy Group.
The Physical Object
Pagination72p. ;
Number of Pages72
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18915469M
ISBN 100850036720

Humanitarian action was later incorporated into the global approaches established and coordinated by the UN to maintain or restore peace. Behind the stated goal of strengthening the coordination and effectiveness of aid, these mechanisms primarily created pressure on belligerents to stabilize a military situation or support the return to peace. 5 peace and security, on the other hand those who – once reduced to their bare lives – are ready to the transformed into subjects of the liberal the decision is made about which life to protect and which to disallow is linked to discursiveFile Size: KB.

  The legal classification of what is often called the 'global war on terror' has been the subject of considerable controversy. While the term has become part of daily parlance in certain countries, there remains a need to examine, in the light of IHL, whether it is merely a rhetorical device or whether it refers to a global armed conflict in the.   the conflict between political action and humanitarian action when it comes to addressing causes as well as symptoms of crisis. This book is essential reading for anyone with an interest in international human rights law, disaster management and international by:

Cambridge Core - Public International Law - The ‘War on Terror' and the Framework of International Law - by Helen Duffy. This excerpt from the book "Selling US Wars" by Tariq Ali analyzes the theories and mechanisms employed by the US to "ensure indirect domination" worldwide. One of the justifications the US gives for the extension of its sphere of influence is the "global war on terror," which the author states is an unacceptable form of "political violence.


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A very common perception among the beneficiaries of humanitarian aid, explicitly in conflict zones like Afghanistan and Iraq, is that relief action is conducted and somehow even imposed by foreign Author: Andrej Zwitter. This report looks at the implications for humanitarian action of the sea-change in geopolitics that has followed the attacks of 11 September and the start of the so-called ’war on terror’.

Individual chapters assess the impact on international law, the implications for humanitarian NGOs, humanitarianism and Islam and Afghanistan and the.

Following the 9/11 attacks and the launch of the Global War on Terror, many humanitarian policy wonks spoke of a new era of heightened aid instrumentalization - that is the use of humanitarian action or rhetoric as a tool to pursue political, security, development, economic, or other non-humanitarian goals, which would muddy humanitarian principles and constrain access to those in need.

to humanitarian principles and values if humanitarian organisations are perceived to be allied with particular parties and traditions, and where the value of independent and impartial humanitarian action is in question. The ‘war on terror’: key milestones Stage 1: Confronting al-Qa’eda The conflict in Afghanistan began inOctober It will not end until every terrorist group of global reach has been found, stopped, and defeated.

(G.W. Bush, ) We must define the nature and scope of this struggle, or else it will define us. Obama, ) Discussions around the scope and nature of IHL have dominated legal discourse in. Books shelved as global-war-on-terror: The Black Banners: The Inside Story of 9/11 and the War Against al-Qaeda by Ali H.

Soufan, Not A Good Day To Die. DAKAR, 19 February (IRIN) - Following the 9/11 attacks and the launch of the Global War on Terror, many humanitarian policy wonks spoke of a new era of heightened aid instrumentalization - that is the use of humanitarian action or rhetoric as a tool to pursue political, security, development, economic, or other non-humanitarian goals, which would muddy humanitarian principles.

"In Humanitarian Intervention: Ideas in Action, Tom Weiss again demonstrates his unique talent for bringing conceptual clarity and rigorous analysis to pressing and messy real-world ting endangered people abroad raises thorny issues - politically, practically, and ethically.

In this engaging book, Weiss offers a conceptual guide to understanding these dilemmas, and his Cited by:   A singular development of the post Cold-War era is the use of military force to protect human beings. From Rwanda to Kosovo, Sierra Leone to East Timor, and more recently Libya to Côte d'Ivoire, soldiers have rescued some civilians in some of the world's most notorious war zones.

Could more be saved. Drawing on over two decades of research, Thomas G. Weiss answers "yes" and. DAKAR, 19 February (IRIN) - Following the 9/11 attacks and the launch of the Global War on Terror, many humanitarian policy wonks spoke of a new era of heightened aid instrumentalization.

Humanitarian action is the active provision of aid designed to save lives, alleviate suffering, and restore and promote human dignity in the wake of disasters and during large-scale emergencies. ZWITTER Andrej, “Humanitarian Action on the Battlefields of Global War on Terror”, The Journal of Humanitarian Assistance, Octoberpp.

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share by mail. The “war on terror” was a term employed by the U. administration under President George W. Bush to describe the armed conflict it launched against Al-Qaeda and associated groups following the 11 September terrorist attacks against the U.

It comprised of a military campaign against Afghanistan (which, at the time, was under the government of the Taliban, who were accused of. It analyzes how international humanitarian law has evolved in the face of new challenges to international peace and human security related to the war on terror, new forms of armed conflict and humanitarian action, the emergence of international criminal justice, and.

The cover of humanitarian intervention can allow a state to launch a war under pretenses that have nothing to do with the true aim of the war. Military action will result in innocents being killed or injured and their property damaged or polluted. Drawing on over two decades of research, Thomas G.

Weiss aims to provide a persuasive introduction to the theory and practice of humanitarian intervention in the modern examines the normative evolution of what is increasingly known as the “responsibility to protect” in the context of the global war on terror, UN debates, and such international actions as Libya.

Shell Oil with a conscience. Nigeria doesn't need us. What we do here is less than nothing. We take the pressure off the powers that be, making it easier for those who plunder to keep on plundering.

This is the humanitarian aid paradox.” ― Pamela Grim, Just Here Trying to Save a Few Lives: Tales of Life and Death from the ER.

Humanitarian organizations struggle to find an ethical foothold under neoliberal globalization, so as to fulfill humanitarian objectives without reinforcing a global economic system that makes life so precarious for so many.

While humanitarian action is context specific, it remains a coherent and collective expression of compassion. humanitarian INGOs interpret the context of Gaza, and its consequences for humanitarian action. With the GWOT acting as a framework, the analysis reveals that the strategy of States to defeat Hamas has focused on targeting its welfare system, both by imposing the blockade and by.

No More War: How the West Violates International Law by Using 'Humanitarian' Intervention to Advance Economic and Strategic Interests sets out to reclaim the original intent of the Charter founders to end the scourge of war on the heels of the devastation wrought by WWII.

The book begins with a short history of the West’s development as built Released on: Ap. As the new humanitarian order does away with legal limits to pre-emptive war–thus, to the global war on terror–it should not be surprising that counterinsurgency defines itself as a local war.Get this from a library!

Shaping the humanitarian world. [Peter Walker; Daniel G Maxwell] -- Annotation Providing a critical introduction to the notion of humanitarianism in global politics, tracing the concept from its origins to the twenty-first century, this book examines how.

The Global War On Terror: 9/11, Iraq, and America's Crisis In The Middle East [Davis, Todd A.] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Global War On Terror: 9/11, Iraq, and America's Crisis In The Middle EastAuthor: Todd A.

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