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Proceedings of the XXII World Congress of Philosophy

Volume 11, 2008

Human Rights

Josef Bordat
Pages 15-24

Humanitarian Intervention and Human Rights Education

To ensure the protection of the human rights, the role of world community, confronted with a new kind of military violence and terrorism, is discussed under the concepts reaction and prevention, for on the one hand there is the attempt to protect human rights by humanitarian interventionism, that leads to so called “human rights wars” (Beck), on the other hand the UNO shows increasing efforts in preventative means like “human rights education”. These two aspects shall be discussed in the article by analyzing particularly the report The Responsibility To Protect (2001) by the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty (ICISS) as well as the latest activities and plans of the United Nations concerning human rights education.

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