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Author: Joanna MacLean

humanitarian gesture'. In the words of the day: Even in the most desperately inhuman and violent situation, one humanita- rian gesture can be the spark that kindles a gleam of hope for a better way of life and eventually ignites the Harne of peace. When you reach out with open arms in a situation otherwise

In: Making the Voice of Humanity Heard

can’t just abandon those people!” or: “Why should I risk my entire unit just to save one man?” or: “The commander must have had a good reason for giving these orders, so we’ll carry them out!” or: “I don’t want to spend the rest of my life thinking that I could have saved those people, but didn

In: Military Ethics
Authors: D.E.M. Verweij and M. Becker

. Socrates helps people out of their sleep and then sets them to think- ing, an activity that makes life worth living, according to Socrates. For if a person does not think, (s)he is not really living. The second metaphor, the midwife – which has already been referred to briefly in the previous section

In: Military Ethics

's fundamental principles, has oriented the Red Cross/Red Crescent over the many years of the Movement's history. Solidarity as a humanitarian value (and not as a term of political support) motivated the Movement's founder, Henry Dunant, to mobilise assistance for the wounded at the Battle of Solferino. This

In: Making the Voice of Humanity Heard
Author: Luc Walleyn

in exploring new avenues to justice. Sometimes, victims’ counsel were supported by motivated prosecutors and judges, but often they had to fi rst overcome the opposition from prosecutors with a conservative refl ex. Victims’ counsel are often personally engaged and committed to the cause of

In: Reparations for Victims of Genocide, War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity
Author: Dr. Paul Mojzes

beginning to write this chapter the day after the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, the reader will appreciate the fact that after .some event or events, life will never be the same again for the affected people. The people in the Balkans expe- rienced a large number of

In: Religion, Law and the Role of Force: A Study of Their Influence on Conflict and on Conflict Resolution

adversaries, might prevent minor disagreements from turning into violent warfare. In other words, there is a range of ethical practices, spiritual experiences, laws and codes, which inhere in religious life that are virtually left out of just war discussions.4 The broader ethical litera- ture is the key to

In: Religion, Law and the Role of Force: A Study of Their Influence on Conflict and on Conflict Resolution
Author: Frits Kalshoven

): “Disasters are about vulnerability – the suscepti- bility of a potential victim to the life-threatening impact of a ‘disaster agent’.” And further on: The relationship between disaster agents and vulnerability leads one on to a basic definition of disaster, for a disaster occurs when a disaster agent

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In: Reflections on the Law of War

significance of the military pro- fession. You can interpret those more profound questions personally in the first instance: it is about establishing a link between yourself and your career choice. The perspective is your own life: past, present and future. What am I really looking for in my future life? In

In: Military Ethics

elements in Judaism that could contribute to conflict resolution, notably the law of "pikuah nefesh" which gives the highest priority to the saving of life. Shriver suggests that the tradition of just-war reasoning, which has found a real home in Christianity, may equally provide space to think about a

In: Religion, Law and the Role of Force: A Study of Their Influence on Conflict and on Conflict Resolution