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Title: Conditional humanitarian intervention
Author: Kingsland, Karen
ISNI:       0000 0004 2669 571X
Awarding Body: The University of Essex
Current Institution: University of Essex
Date of Award: 2009
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The central claim in the first part of the thesis [sections one to six] is that humanitarian relief that is given with strict adherence to the non-intervention norm results in the virtual abandonment of populations in distress. This claim is supported with examples of the humanitarian relief activity of the International Committee of the Red Cross [ICRC] during the period from the Second World War to the 1990's which show that the traditional humanitarian principles have failed. In light of this I formulated seven principles that embody a new type of humanitarianism that is. politically y engaged, culturally sensitive, and actively promotes human rights. The new principles are supported by rule utilitarianism and are a clear departure from the traditional approach of the ICRC which conducts their relief activity in strict operational neutrality. I maintain that humanitarian relief should no longer be given without question and unconditionally regardless of the circumstances.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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