Terror in the name of human rights

Kochi, Tarik (2006) Terror in the name of human rights. Melbourne Journal of International Law, 7 (1). pp. 127-154. ISSN 1444-8602

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The dominant political language of today seems to involve the notion that the 'terrorists' and 'outlaw states' threaten peace, human rights, dignity and freedom, and that in defence of these values 'we' are justified in going to war. This article draws attention to the highly problematic nature of this form of moral thinking about war. The article develops a jurisprudence of war and violence built upon the philosophy of Kant and Hegel. Contemporary acts of war and terror are positioned within the notion of 'war's moral problem' and are reconceived as a problem and a challenge of (mis)recognition.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Law
Depositing User: Tarik Kochi
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 18:52
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2012 09:55
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/18714
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