The Thin Blue Line: How Humanitarianism Went to War

The Thin Blue Line: How Humanitarianism Went to War

By: Conor Foley (author)Paperback

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This is an acclaimed exploration of humanitarianism's emergence as a multibillion-dollar industry that has played a leading role in defining international crises, and shaping the foreign policy of Western governments and the United Nations. Drawing on his own experience as an aid worker in over a dozen conflict and post-conflict zones, Conor Foley shows how the growing influence of international law has been used to override the sovereignty of the poorest countries in the world.

About 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).

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781844676286
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 272
  • ID: 9781844676286
  • ISBN10: 1844676285

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