HREQ 1710 Lecture Notes - Lecture 18: Humanitarian Intervention, Categorical Imperative, Consequentialism

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Intervention means forcible (i. e. , by use of armed force) interference in the internal affairs of a state. Humanitarian the objective of the use of force must be humanitarian: prevent gross violations of human rights or cause immediate cessation of and retraction from such violations. Hi and confucianism the most famous of political philosophers of the orient. Sun tzu and the taoism the way" or total harmony with the surroundings. Use of armed force must be the last resort. Categorical imperative should do it because it is the right thing to do principle of. So act as to treat humanity, whether in thine own person or in that of any other, in every case as an end withal, never as means only. We will now inquire whether this can be practically carried out. The subject of intervention is one of the vaguest branches of international law.

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