Dalhousie Law Journal


international humanitarian assistance, international law, human rights, WW2, disaster relief, Peter Macalister-Smith


When the international community first became interested in the problem of human rights during the second world war and then enunciated those rights in a series of international instruments, there was a tendency among writers to deal with the issue as a comprehensive whole. Now, however, it has become increasingly popular for authors to deal with a specific right to the exclusion of all others.