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By David Armstrong (editor), Theo Farrell (editor), Bice Maiguashca (editor)

Conflict is perpetually observed via debate, if no longer controversy, over the legitimacy of utilizing strength. along the longstanding nation perform of justifying use of strength is the expanding codification of criminal principles at the use of strength. during this quantity a number one team of foreign gurus think about the problems surrounding the legitimation of strength from a number of exact disciplinary views, together with political technological know-how, legislations, heritage and philosophy. particularly, they learn the underlying query of even if and the way foreign society's conventional norms of sovereignty and non-intervention can coexist either with the hot norm of humanitarian intervention and with an more and more hegemonial (if now not 'imperial') function performed via the U.S.. what's the distinction among 'legality' and 'legitimacy'? Is the latter a very common proposal or almost always a Western one? Are past rules approximately 'just battle' nonetheless proper?

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The other side concerns the management 25 26 See Stephen Krasner, 'Sharing Sovereignty: N e w Institutions for Collapsed and Failing States', International Security, 29:2 (2004), p p . 85-120. See, for example, Jack Goldsmith, 'Liberal Democracy and C o s m o p o l i t a n D u t y ' , Stanford Law Review, 55 (2002-2003), pp. 1667-97. 28 Andrew Hurrell of insecurity and, in particular, the abiding difficulties of increasing the collective element in security management. Particularly for the strong legalist, overcoming the legitimacy problems surrounding the use of force necessarily involves increasing the collective element in security management.

13 The extreme version of this kind of politicised approach is to claim an exemption from legal constraint for itself while acting as an enforcer of the very same constraints with respect to those other states seen as challenging the established order of world politics. Such a posture has been adopted by the Bush administration with respect to the accountability of political leaders for crimes under international law, insisting on an exemption for itself, while having the temerity to assist in the Iraqi preparation of the prosecution of Saddam Hussein and close associates as war criminals.

The intervention was effective, although criticised for its reliance on high-altitude bombing, its failure to do more to protect the Serb minority in the aftermath of the war, and its insufficient reconstructive effort. At the same time, the Security Council rejected a proposed resolution of censure relating to the intervention, and took on the task of working with the NATO occupying forces entrusted with peacekeeping operations, which could be viewed as a retrospective validation of the intervention by the UN, or at the very least, a refusal to censure the violation of the Charter.

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