Proving Impoverishment: Child Mortality Rates and the Problem of Moral Recognition

Joy Gordon


International law has long given us a clear ethical framework for understanding indiscriminate harm to noncombatants, and also for grounding the imperative of protecting vulnerable populations.  But economic sanctions that deliberately cause enormous harm to an entire civilian population are likely to elude moral recognition.


Ethics, Economic Sanctions, Impoverishment

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