Collective Responsibility, Armed Intervention and the Rwandan Genocide

International Journal of Applied Philosophy 12 (2):223-238 (1998)
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In this paper I explore the notion of collective moral responsibility as it pertains both to nation-states contemplating humanitarian armed intervention in international social conflicts, and as it pertains to social groups perpetrating human rights violations in such conflicts. I take the Rwandan genocide as illustrative of such conflicts and make use of it accordingly. I offer an individualist account of collective moral responsibility, according to which collective moral responsibility is a species of joint responsibility.

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Collective moral responsibility: An individualist account.Seumas Miller - 2006 - Midwest Studies in Philosophy 30 (1):176–193.

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