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International interventions have traditionally been justified on the basis of human rights violations, insofar as these strike us as intolerably unjust. In this paper I will argue that there are compelling reasons for the international community to consider political legitimacy as an additional value to be protected. I offer three independent arguments in favour of my claim. The first two arguments dwell on the relationship between democracy and human rights. The third aims to show that political legitimacy has logical and normative priority over justice. From this priority it follows that international interventions should be made with the aim of ensuring political legitimacy.
Keywords democracy   legitimacy   human rights   non-domination   international intervention
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