International law is often manipulated in the debate about humanitarian intervention. The Liberian case provides an opportunity to challenge the UN and The Economic Community of West African States' (ECOWAS') new approach. ECOWAS and the UN's justifications for moving away from the current norms are flawed. No enlightened person would disagree with the values of peace, democracy, human rights, and economic development. This book, however, explores whether these goals be pursued within the current framework or outside it.
Mourtada Deme is an international lawyer educated at the University of Bordeaux, France. Received Ph.D. at Boston University. Teaches at University of Rhodes Island and research fellow for the International Consortium for Law and Development at Boston University. Currently an independent consultant for various international agencies in Washington DC and New York.