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Against Massacre: Humanitarian Interventions in the Ottoman by Davide Rodogno

By Davide Rodogno

Against Massacre appears to be like on the upward push of humanitarian intervention within the 19th century, from the autumn of Napoleon to the 1st global battle. studying the concept that from a historic standpoint, Davide Rodogno explores the understudied situations of ecu interventions and noninterventions within the Ottoman Empire and brings a brand new view to this overseas perform for the modern era.

whereas it's mostly believed that humanitarian interventions are a pretty fresh improvement, Rodogno demonstrates that nearly centuries in the past a world group, below the aegis of sure eu powers, claimed an ethical and political correct to interfere in different states' affairs to avoid wasting strangers from bloodbath, atrocity, or extermination. On a few events, those powers acted to guard fellow Christians whilst allegedly "uncivilized" states, just like the Ottoman Empire, violated a "right to life." Exploring the political, felony, and ethical prestige, in addition to eu perceptions, of the Ottoman Empire, Rodogno investigates the explanations that have been recommend to exclude the Ottomans from the so-called relatives of countries. He considers the claims and combined causes of intervening states for assisting humanity, the connection among public outcry and kingdom motion or state of being inactive, and the unfairness and selectiveness of governments and campaigners.

An unique account of humanitarian interventions a few centuries in the past, Against Massacre investigates the various results of ecu involvement within the Ottoman Empire and the teachings that may be realized for comparable activities today.

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Scheuerman, ‘Carl Schmitt and the Road to Abu Ghraib’ (2006) 13 Constellations 108, 118–20. 109 Carl Schmitt (tr. Georg Schwab), Political Theology: Four Chapters on the Concept of Sovereignty (University of Chicago Press, 2005), p. 1. , p. 7. , p. 14. , p. 13. , p. 12. , p. 7. 107 C. Reading the debate on torture 23 his objective is not to give the exception a normative content;115 rather it is to explain the dialectic between law and authority in real terms. This is necessary, for Agamben, because he recognises that the state of exception has itself become prosaic in the liberal democratic state.

100 101 22 Introduction exception’,107 and there has been a substantial resurgence of interest in his writings, particularly since the events of 11 September. 109 In addition, Agamben has recourse to the essential critique that Schmitt makes of liberal constitutionalism faced with an emergency. 111 That is to say, the exception requires a decision. Whilst the constitution can regulate who makes this decision, the nature of the decision cannot be regulated. 114 Agamben departs from Schmitt at the point at which Schmitt attempts to resolve the contradiction of the exception in the liberal constitution.

See also Barry M. Klayman, ‘The Definition of Torture in International Law’ (1978) 51 Temple Law Quarterly 449, 461; Rodley, The Treatment of Prisoners, p. 18. 6 Manfred Nowak and Elizabeth McArthur, The United Nations Convention Against Torture: A Commentary (Oxford University Press, 2008), p. 2. ), The Universal Declaration of Human Rights: A Common Standard of Achievement (The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 1999), p. 123. 8 William A. Schabas, The Death Penalty as Cruel Treatment and Torture: Capital Punishment Challenged in the World’s Courts (Boston, MA: Northeastern University Press, 1996), p.

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