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Michael Freeman

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199545520

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545520.001.0001

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Humanitarian Intervention and Medical Epidemics

Humanitarian Intervention and Medical Epidemics

(p.451) 24 Humanitarian Intervention and Medical Epidemics
Law and Bioethics

Bruce M Landesman

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses humanitarian intervention in general and examines what can be said for and against it. It considers whether medical epidemics pose any new issues for the validity of such intervention. It is argued that intervention is sometimes permissible or mandatory in the face of medical epidemics. But humanitarian intervention is a tool that can be effectively used only on rare occasions. Thus, we need a better way of dealing with the recurrent problems of the world's poor, medical and otherwise.

Keywords:   humanitarian intervention, rules of war, medical epidemics

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