Foley provides a very useful, and alternative, review of the roots of contemporary political humanitarianism. --Maria Ryan, Journal of American Studies
When can massive and systematic violations of human rights within one state justify a foreign intervention? Today, few questions are more pressing. With this vital and necessary book Conor Foley outlines an important agenda for change. --Philippe Sands QC, author of "Lawless World" and "Torture Team".
Fascinating and important ... rigorous and nuanced. --Steven Poole, Guardian
About the Author
A humanitarian aid worker, CONOR FOLEY has worked for a variety of human rights and humanitarian aid organizations, including Liberty, Amnesty International and the UNHCR, in Kosovo, Afghanistan, Colombia, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Bosnia-Herzegovina. His books include Combating Torture: a manual for judges and prosecutors (2003).