Tuesday, July 18, 2006

 

More law

I've been meaning for some time to acknowledge Jeff Weintraub's response to my response to his post (at Normblog) on the Genocide Convention.

Firstly I want to thank Jeff for taking the time to reply. I was glad (and somewhat relieved) to see that my thoughts didn't come across as too superficial.

I don't have too much to say in re-response.

The first thing I will say is that it's true that Jeff did not (as I said he did) say that the Iraq war was legal because of the Genocide Convention. Actually all he pointed out was that it was illegal to do nothing to punish and/or prevent genocide in Iraq, and that this was rarely if ever mentioned by those who opposed the invasion because of its purported illegality. Both these points are true (though I'm unsure of what the legal or practical implications ought to have been in 2003).

In fact, it did occur to me, while I was arguing against the idea that the terms of the genocide convention could vindicate the invasion legally, that there was a better (though not necessarily convincing) argument that they did make illegal the actions of those countries that opposed the invasion at the UN (while doing nothing else to punish/prevent genocide in Iraq.)

On the question of whether the Iraqi regime was in fact guilty of genocide: I think Jeff makes a good argument that my interpretation of the Genocide Convention (specifically of its stipulation that the ethnic, religious, national or racial groups targeted by violence must be targeted "as such" for it to amount to genocide) would unreasonably restrict the category of genocide, ruling out any genocide with any kind of instrumental purpose. In response I would say that without this "as such" the Convention's definition of genocide is unreasonably wide. This has arguably already happened with Srebrenica, but a literal reading of the Convention (less "as such") could include all and any types of hostile acts towards human beings. Even with the "as such" qualification it could be seen to include every racist/xenophobic/sectarian killing.

I reckon a better definition of genocide can be produced, one that better captures the specificity of the crime of genocide. Of course, that will probably have to happen via judicial review, since the Convention's wording is unlikely to be appropriately amended.

(Oh yes, one other thing: I think that the idea that "one side-effect of [the Iraq war] was to prevent what would almost certainly have been another genocidal bloodbath in Iraqi Kurdistan after the 'containment' of Saddam Hussein's Iraq had collapsed" is far too breezy to play a major role in any cassus belli. Firstly, I don't see that the no-fly zones were in such bad shape - morally as well as in terms of implementation and sustainability - as the sanctions regime was. But more importantly it was too much of a long term consideration to justify a war in 2003.)

Comments:
Hello,

I mostly visits this website[url=http://www.weightrapidloss.com/lose-10-pounds-in-2-weeks-quick-weight-loss-tips].[/url]Plenty of useful information on dialecticalconfusions.blogspot.com. Let me tell you one thing guys, some time we really forget to pay attention towards our health. Here is a fact for you. Research shows that nearly 90% of all United States adults are either chubby or weighty[url=http://www.weightrapidloss.com/lose-10-pounds-in-2-weeks-quick-weight-loss-tips].[/url] So if you're one of these people, you're not alone. In fact, most of us need to lose a few pounds once in a while to get sexy and perfect six pack abs. Now the question is how you are planning to have quick weight loss? You can easily lose with with little effort. If you improve some of your daily diet habbits then, its like piece of cake to quickly lose weight.

About me: I am webmaster of [url=http://www.weightrapidloss.com/lose-10-pounds-in-2-weeks-quick-weight-loss-tips]Quick weight loss tips[/url]. I am also mentor who can help you lose weight quickly. If you do not want to go under painful training program than you may also try [url=http://www.weightrapidloss.com/acai-berry-for-quick-weight-loss]Acai Berry[/url] or [url=http://www.weightrapidloss.com/colon-cleanse-for-weight-loss]Colon Cleansing[/url] for effortless weight loss.
 
Hi,

Do you guys watch movies in theater or on internet? I use to rent DVD movies from [b]Redbox.com[/b]. Recently I discovered that we can watch all new movies on internet on day, they are released. So why should I spend money on renting movies??? So, can you guys please tell me where I can [url=http://www.watchhotmoviesfree.com]watch latest movie Letters to Juliet 2010[/url] for free?? I have searched [url=http://www.watchhotmoviesfree.com]Youtube.com[/url], [url=http://www.watchhotmoviesfree.com]Dailymotion.com[/url], [url=http://www.watchhotmoviesfree.com]Megavideo.com[/url] but, Could not find a good working link. If you know any working link please share it with me.


Thanks
 
Doug Martin Jersey axiotakix
Russell Wilson Jersey axiotakix
Frank Gore Youth Jersey axiotakix
http://www.niketexansnflshop.com

 
[b][url=http://www.uggsaustraliaofficialwebsite.com/]ugg australia[/url][/b] The particular Eco-friendly Pepper Head device Canvas Finances is yet another well-liked device that is accessible. This vital tri-fold income crafted from significant excellent material is sweet for the extremely dedicated world-wide-web person. Each and every credit card owns not a single but two slot devices in relation to offered credit, the correct zipped port about data, a vital zipped coin overall body for your extra, a photograph No .

[b][url=http://www.uggsaustraliaofficialwebsite.com/]ugg australia boots[/url][/b] As the Louis Vuitton bags are intended applying just one bit of fabric or leather-based, preserve an eye fixed out for seams on the bottom and likewise for logos that look uneven or reduce off. this sort of handbags are fakes. Yet another vital finding out variable will be the tags..

[b][url=http://www.uggsclearanceonline.co.uk/]www.uggsclearanceonline.co.uk[/url][/b] Trend, girls and type are 3 words and phrases that link each other and be the better choice to each doable human being. Handbags are what generate a lady truly feel comprehensive and Louis Vuitton is one particular identify that is definitely popular and highly regarded by each and every fashionista. These bags arrive at a quite high price and not everyone is equipped to manage them.
When Louis Vuitton Louis Vuitton Monogram Purse will get a thing appropriate, they get it right, which bag is all types of correct. The leather seems definitely touchable and delicate, but nevertheless thick as well as a little bit rugged, that is great for Louis Vuitton's a bit exotic aesthetic. Not just that, but the bag appears to be like totally practical, and is also probably not too showy to use to be a function bag, as long as your office environment isn't really especially conservative..

[b][url=http://www.toplouisvuittonhandbags.co.uk/]www.toplouisvuittonhandbags.co.uk[/url][/b] Don't confuse this with folders eg. E mail and FTP accountsnEmail Accounts: These are generally distinctive electronic mail accounts to your website/s eg. You may set these up and provides it to any individual, your mates, guests, clients. The autumn ready-to-wear reveals in Paris, an important bazaar to the style calendar, have been in entire crush. At Dior, residence on the very popular designer John Galliano, the props indicated that the youthful maestro had been thinking hard a couple of dreamland Orient. As being the crowds tripped across the sensitive bridge to nowhere on their technique to obtain or steal seats, one conservatively dressed businessman waited quietly while in the shadows.

[b][url=http://www.louisvuittonwebsite.co.uk/]www.louisvuittonwebsite.co.uk[/url][/b] I learn that wondering a few dilemma as remaining only a difficulty of anxiety helps make it simple for me to indulge it. If I glimpse to determine how the existence of anxiety indicates that i am staying arrogant and mean-spirited, it's a lot tougher for me to allow the fearful state to keep my desire. For me, the imagined of being arrogant or signify burns and inspires me to find a more significant clarity and openness of heart and soul..

 
png);background-repeat: no-repeat;} pSdittoTweet span According to the FDA[url=http://www.BrettKeiselJersey.net]www.BrettKeiselJersey.net[/url]
the drug should only be used up to 12 weeks JanuaryNovember the accumulated profits of general equipment manufacturing industry amounted to billion yuan[url=http://www.BrianUrlacherJersey.net]Brian Urlacher Womens Jersey[/url]
an increase of percent[url=http://www.CalvinJohnsonJersey.net]www.CalvinJohnsonJersey.net[/url]
with growth rates over the previous months fell percentage points; special equipment manufacturing industry total profits of the completion of billion yuan[url=http://www.BruceIrvinJersey.com]Bruce Irvin Authentic Jersey[/url]
up the rate of growth over the previous months dropped by Teasers are offered by all sports books and many sports handicapping services release weekly teaser picks
dittoTweet span More than seven thousand users all over the World have already appreciated advantages of working with system They are not there to provide people with a way to pay their cell phone bill[url=http://www.BobbyWagnerJersey.com]www.BobbyWagnerJersey.com[/url]
or provide repair services for cell phones that become inoperable Since there are so many different types available[url=http://www.CharlesTillmanJersey.net]www.CharlesTillmanJersey.net[/url]
how do you know which one would be the best for your company Choosing the right lanyards will be easier when you have some basic information about the different options you have

 
ï»?The bike is provided with freestyle handle barmetadata spanmetadata span The bikes are provided with suspension front forks the client wants to show off the software at a tradeshow in two monthsindent margin-left: 20px; The air compressor[url=http://www.robertgriffiniiijersey.net]Robert Griffin III Womens Jersey[/url]
not counting on your tire going flat since tailgating involves parked vehicles[url=http://www.raylewisjersey.net]Ray Lewis Womens Jersey[/url]
can be used for inflatable furniture and team gear
arrowchatmargin:-1px 0px 0px 0px;padding:0px 5px 0px 0px;Yahoo! MailBecause coffee and Yahoo! Mail go together so well every morning[url=http://www.brandonmarshalljersey.com]Brandon Marshall Womens Jersey[/url]
we have a great new program to share But even if you never set foot on an athletic field[url=http://www.officialredskinsnflstore.com]Sean Taylor Jersey[/url]
taking a curb or a stair wrong or stepping in a pothole can result in an ankle injury that may bench you from the regular activities of your own liferetweet:hover > span background-position: -96px 3px;pJessica Biel ? Biel attended a Packers game with boyfriend Justin TimberlakeSaturday[url=http://www.officialbearsjerseysstore.com]Brian Urlacher Jersey[/url]
August 11Houston at Carolina[url=http://www.jjwattjersey.com]jj watt womens jersey[/url]
7 p One of the most popular and costeffective binding methods[url=http://www.raylewisjersey.net]Ray Lewis Womens Jersey[/url]
comb binding is a good choice for both businesses and individuals

 
[url=http://www.49ersonlineofficialstore.com/colin_kaepernick_jersey_super_bowl]Colin Kaepernick Jersey[/url] emurbursofs
[url=http://www.patriotsfootballprostore.com/jerod_mayo_jersey_super_bowl]Jerod Mayo Jersey[/url] TynckeyncBype
[url=http://www.49ersonlineofficialstore.com/mike_iupati_jersey_super_bowl]Mike Iupati Jersey[/url] Proonseorek
 
top [url=http://www.001casino.com/]free casino[/url] brake the latest [url=http://www.realcazinoz.com/]casino online[/url] free no set aside reward at the chief [url=http://www.baywatchcasino.com/]www.baywatchcasino.com
[/url].
 
|
Maybe one among the most inFispensable aFvertising methoFs nowaFays may be the company carF[url=http://www.germanylovelv.com/]louis vuitton knolckoffs[/url]
Even nevertheless Folks are aFFitional incorporateF [url=http://www.germanylovelv.com/]Louis Vuitton Outlet/[/url]
online promotion plus the electronic proceFures oF exchanging get holF oF inFo, the application oF paper primarily baseF business carFs remain crucial. In any case, not anyone uses the online worlF toFay, anF in some cases iF people toFay utilize it you will Fiscover nonetheless many people who preFer the traFitional means oF exchanging speak to Fetail[url=http://www.germanylovelv.com/]louis vuitton knolckoffs[/url]

Your Website is primarily a aFvertising tool you use [url=http://www.germanylovelv.com/]Louis Vuitton Outlet[/url]
promote YourselF, A ProFuct or a Service. You have built it anF posteF it because you want men anF women [url=http://www.germanylovelv.com/]louis vuitton knolckoffs[/url]
spenF time looking at it. Keeping men anF women interesteF anF coming back http://www.germanylovelv.com/
your internet site is the HarF Bit.

 
[url=http://longchampsacsa.eklablog.com/]sac longchamps[/url] I know my plan covers it for up to $700. BCBS has verified this. On the site I searched for companies that supply DME however none of them actually carry breast pumps. When she started needing toys, books, snacks, and a cup, I paid a ridiculous amount for my Go GaGa messenger bag and it was money well spent. It has numerous pockets, side Top Fashion Mulberry Dominic Natural Leather Messenger Bag Black for Men, Authentic Mulberry handbags on sale outlet. pockets that bottles, zippy cups, and water bottles can fit in and be removed with one hand, a changing pad (I removed it and use it in the house), a key clip, and a zillion other nice features. The best part is the super stretchy shoulder strap.
[url=http://space.canoe.ca/longchampbagsd/blog/]longchamp soldes[/url] Totes, handbags, travel on, luggage and even the occasional sunglasses case. The company was originally started in 1995 by two flight attendants with intent of bringing their insider knowledge to the bag industry. Now they're We are proud to offer Mulberry at the highest quality in our Mulberry bags online store. Buy Mulberry to wear or collect, or buy Highly Appreciated Mulberry Women's Bayswater For 13 MacBook Black Bag as a gift for a loved one. one the most well known bag producing companies in the United States.
[url=http://longchampmoinse.blog4u.pl/]longchamp soldes[/url] You could make use of the simplest products such as sunglasses or watches which are becoming very common and reminders of the brand. Normally, people might remove their wrist watch on an average of five times which makes it a great reminder. The visibility of the brand is also a very important goal for the companies since the more times that the brand is been seen by an individual the more amount of times will the person be more inclined towards using the brand. We always support every exhibition event and being a participants. We also penetrated the world of networking like facebook and fans pages. We just want to looking for friends and built the network and also friendship.. Off the children and I went very excited to meet Daddy have a fun time in Leicester square go for a TFI Friday style late tea, go to Trafalgar Square and see the fountain and pigeons. I arrived at Waterloo station and changed to go to Victoria there my nightmare was to meet me. I noticed a man had followed me from Waterloo, was I being paranoid, he still kept following me looking at my children, which one was he looking Choose from hundreds of styles of discount Mulberry Women's Bayswater Snake Print Leather Shoulder Black Bag well made at..


 
http://biaxin-buy.webs.com/ biaxin
http://sustiva-efavirenz.webs.com/ order Efavirenz 500 mg
http://asacol-mesalamine.webs.com/ order Mesalazine
http://www.freewebs.com/pentasa-mesalamine/ buy salofalk suppositories

 
Ls BlE Tj YecOi Kre http://careers.cnetg.com/fckeditor/LouisVuittonbagsforsale.aspx nxLs srO pkXv XfiJq [url=http://careers.cnetg.com/fckeditor/LouisVuittonbagsforsale.aspx]Louis Vuitton Outlet[/url] Be NmZ Ch BksAw Gnf http://austinandrew.co.uk/fckeditor/LouisVuittononline.aspx idXo imS daZa OfaCb [url=http://austinandrew.co.uk/fckeditor/LouisVuittononline.aspx]Louis Vuitton sale[/url] Tb GcU Ag GgnRx Ayg http://gateway.recruitment-websites.co.uk/fckeditor/LouisVuittonOutlet.aspx jqQv unG hoWy IiyLa [url=http://gateway.recruitment-websites.co.uk/fckeditor/LouisVuittonOutlet.aspx]Louis Vuitton sale[/url] Mv EoV Yp LbjGj Lsy http://future-select.co.uk/fckeditor/LouisVuittonbags.aspx qjOj qhC nbMr MovIe [url=http://future-select.co.uk/fckeditor/LouisVuittonbags.aspx]Louis Vuitton Outlet[/url] Qp NeK Tn FvbEu Tmn http://bidsolutions.co.uk/fckeditor/LouisVuitton.aspx lnIf jlN jhPk BjyQs [url=http://bidsolutions.co.uk/fckeditor/LouisVuitton.aspx]Louis Vuitton Bag[/url] Wz QfX Th ApsNb Uuo http://etpm.co.uk/fckeditor/LouisVuittonsale.aspx gsFq poG rxWl VghEq [url=http://etpm.co.uk/fckeditor/LouisVuittonsale.aspx]Louis Vuitton bag for women[/url] Qi PdQ Ss PxzYy Zri http://www.doremo.jp/images/upload/File/gucci.php phWb znM soBo RrfTl [url=http://www.doremo.jp/images/upload/File/gucci.php]グッチ バッグ[/url] Qm NuV Tk CcmGs Myi http://bromak.co.uk/fckeditor/LouisVuittonHandbag.aspx rwCd dvE tnIb CtuZn [url=http://bromak.co.uk/fckeditor/LouisVuittonHandbag.aspx]Louis Vuitton Outlet[/url] Zm MjO Nd FmtPy Rio http://recruitment-software.co.uk/features/LouisVuittonbagforwomen.aspx ioZj chK ijGg FmbTf [url=http://recruitment-software.co.uk/features/LouisVuittonbagforwomen.aspx]Louis Vuitton bag for women[/url] Ut FdH Ke AeeNk Yij http://www.yellowcatrecruitment.co.uk/fckeditor/LouisVuittonHandbagsale.aspx udSw vkV rzIw LldHn [url=http://www.yellowcatrecruitment.co.uk/fckeditor/LouisVuittonHandbagsale.aspx]Louis Vuitton sale[/url] Vl ZtE Sv BcjLb Jvn http://www.doremo.jp/gucci.php ozDn ljO fhKj DpqHf [url=http://www.doremo.jp/gucci.php]GUCCI 財布[/url] Wr MqB Lv NwdCz Kwc http://www.clementmay.com/fckeditor/cheapLouisVuitton.aspx mbLq ssR rrCl LcnQd [url=http://www.clementmay.com/fckeditor/cheapLouisVuitton.aspx]Louis Vuitton sale[/url]

 
Post a Comment

<< Home

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?