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Document Type:Latin Dissertation
Language of Document:English
Record Number:54262
Doc. No:TL24216
Call number:‭3217536‬
Main Entry:Joshua M. Ruteere
Title & Author:The role of international humanitarian law in civil wars: Third parties and the African experienceJoshua M. Ruteere
College:The University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Date:2006
Degree:Ph.D.
student score:2006
Page No:338
Abstract:This dissertation is about state foreign responses to violations of international humanitarian law in African civil wars. Its central concern is with the extent to which international humanitarian law obligations shape state foreign policy decisions, as opposed to calculations of narrow national interests. I first set out the legal obligations that international humanitarian law places on states in the event of civil wars in other states. In other words, what legal theory expects of states as parties to international humanitarian law agreements. I then develop a theoretical framework of state foreign policy decision-making as a two-level game, where domestic and international pressures shape foreign policy decisions. I analyze how the interaction between various actors at both levels (domestic and international) influences state foreign policy. Through process tracing, I examine actual state foreign policy responses to five cases of African civil wars between 1990 and 2006: Somalia, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Democratic Republic of Congo and Darfur, Sudan. I argue that state calculations of narrow national interests explain better why states responded the way they did, and that international legal obligation was of marginal relevance. I conclude the study with the implications of these findings to the future management of African civil wars, and to the broader understanding of state foreign policy responses to human rights violations abroad.
Subject:Social sciences; Civil wars; Democratic Republic of the Congo; Humanitarian law; International law; Liberia; Sierra Leone; Somalia; Sudan; Third parties; International relations; 0616:International relations; 0616:International law
Added Entry:D. P. Forsythe
Added Entry:The University of Nebraska - Lincoln