Title

Judge and Executioner: The Politics of Responding to Ethnic Cleansing in the Balkans

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2005

Abstract

Explores the problems of enforcing human rights norms in a world between the state of nature and the collective bodies of the United Nations system. International response to the horrors of ethnic cleansing; Responses to events abroad that are filtered through the lens of state interests; Reasons for skepticism in the face of genocide; Decentralized nature of the United Nations Security Council; Propensity for inaction existing at each level of judge and executioner; Unilateral response to human rights violations.

DOI

10.1080/14623520500044602