International humanitarian law in times of war and conflict, if in turn to a set of international rules from the settlement of humanitarian problems arising from armed conflicts, on the one hand, it aims to achieve the pain of war, by organizing intellectual operations or means of war. It is this post's comments, aimed at the protection of persons injured, prisoners, and civilians, as well as the properties that are affected by the armed conflict, either…
Published originally in the World Post Section of the Huffington Post on 19 June 2015:
This past week the South African government showed utter disregard for its international legal obligations and rule of law when it reportedly assisted the escape from its territory of Sudanese President Omar…Continue
As the current president of the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, it is my privilege to report to you on the eve of the 100th anniversary of our founding.
It is not often that we have an opportunity to think in terms of 100 years. It's a span well-suited to remind us that while our lives…Continue
In The Ethics of Preventive War, a new book edited by Carnegie Council Global Ethics Fellow Deen Chatterjee, 11 leading theorists debate the normative challenges of preventive war through the lens of important public and political…Continue
In recent years the debate on outlawing nuclear weapons has (re)emerged. By naming personal experienced events, I have tried to summarize this issue - which, in my point of view, has a strong normative ethical componant.
In the bold discussions on the NPT and its review process, some states argue with legal and normative obligations not to use nuclear weapons. The non-Alignement Movement (NAM) and the New Agenda Coalition (NAC) stated that the use of nuclear weapons…Continue
Carnegie Council Centennial Chair Michael Ignatieff gave this public speech at Universidade Estácio, Rio de Janeiro,as part of the Council's first Global Ethical Dialogues.
It's a great pleasure to be here. I want to thank…Continue
The latest from Rami G. Khouri—When I visited Cairo this week for the first time in nearly a year, the changed mood among young and old alike hit me in the face like the hot and dusty wind coming off the Egyptian desert. The desire to achieve the full gains of the revolution was still there, but so were concerns that new burdens and constraints were starting to…Continue
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The reason that most scholars attribute to the “failure” of International Law, is that it is purely consent based. Treaties that bind a state through its consent, ratification and accession alone can be invoked against it. Customary norms that a state does not persistently or subsequently object to are the only things that bind it. Judicial decisions do not hold sway with the principle of stare decisis, as they bind only those states that are party to it. Any source of law, therefore, is…Continue
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Twenty years after the brutal reign ended, Chad’s ex-dictator, Hissene Habre, is now being prosecuted by the Extraordinary African Chambers in Senegal. Habre’s exit to Senegal in 1990 came just after his brutal reign drew to an end – a period that was characterised heavily by torture and killings that numbered by the thousands. A domestic Chadian inquiry was instituted, and while in exile, Habre remained at large.
He managed to escape many attempts that were made to initiate trials…Continue
Added by Kirthi Jayakumar on February 17, 2013 at 1:00am — No Comments
By Rami G. Khouri: WASHINGTON, D.C. -- If you want to better understand the best and worst aspects of the American system of government and the morality that underpins it, you should follow one of the most fascinating developments taking place in the U.S. capital these days: the debate that has opened on the secretive world of the government’s use of unmanned drones to kill…Continue
The center does not hold. The weather becomes increasingly erratic and dangerous. It's long past time for effective action to avoid global climate catastrophe. And yet periodic global climate conferences end with declarations, described by José Manuel Durão…Continue
This is the lead article in the symposium "In Search of a Global Ethic" in Ethics & International Affairs 26.1 (Spring 2012). For the full symposium, click…Continue
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The DUKE UNIVERSITY Sanford School of Public Policy, in conjunction with the Kenan Institute for Ethics, invites applications from scholars whose principal research, teaching, and policy interests focus on international human rights and related questions of global governance, political philosophy, or international law. The position is open rank, tenure-line. We invite applications…Continue
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BOSTON -- Two very different ways for the United States to deal with Arabs and Israelis were on show last week in the United States. The contrast was stunning between the televised debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney in which “I Love Israel more than You Love Israel” was the background theme song that…Continue
This speech was given as part of Yale Law School's Global Consitutionalism Seminar 2012, convening on the occasion of the Centennial of Carnegie Corporation, New York, and of the Peace Palace, The Hague, and celebrating Andrew Carnegie's vision of international justice. The four-day event was held at the Peace Palace in The Hague from 29…Continue
Added by Joel Rosenthal on September 25, 2012 at 5:09pm — No Comments
Ethics & International Affairs is pleased to announce the publishing of its fall 2012 issue. This issue features an essay by Ann Florini on the global governance of energy; articles by Janina Dill and Henry Shue on the…Continue
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BEIRUT -- Mass demonstrations in Tahrir Square and street battles in Syria form the dramatic heart of the uprisings and revolutions that define many Arab lands these days, but the soul and the brain of the Arab world to come are being shaped in the epic battles now taking place to write new constitutions. As has…Continue
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On July 1, the International Criminal Court (ICC) turned ten years old. This milestone prompted much analysis and some mixed reviews of the court's performance. The ICC recorded its first verdict in March 2012, but there are serious concerns about its procedure and efficiency, patchy…Continue
Added by Alexa van Sickle on July 5, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments
As the owner of a fitness club, I have a unique opportunity to talk in depth with people about their health. Good health is arguably the most important aspect of living a healthful life. Despite this, most of us routinely fail to get the exercise we know we need. The excuses are diverse: “I’m too tired,” “I’m too busy,” and the ever-popular, “I don’t have time.” The problem with these…Continue
Added by Kathryn M. Coy on June 30, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments
Carnegie UK Trust presents original research on the relationship between advocacy groups, citizens, and international organizations that regulate trade, markets, and consumer policy.
To watch this and other Carnegie Council videos AFTER the event, go to our…Continue
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