Who cares? Dag Hammarskjold and the limits of responsibility in international law

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Barker, JC. (2014). Who cares? Dag Hammarskjold and the limits of responsibility in international law. in: Stahn, C and Melber, H (ed.) Peace diplomacy, global justice and international agency: rethinking human security and ethics in the spirit of Dag Hammarskjöld Cambridge Cambridge University Press. pp. 508-535
AuthorsBarker, JC.
EditorsStahn, C and Melber, H
Abstract

Dag Hammarskjöld was a deeply spiritual and caring man. His writings in his private diary, published posthumously as Markings, reflect the life of a man dedicated to self-sacrifice in service of others. This ‘spiritual memoir’ betrays the inner turmoil of such sacrifice and his dedication to faith. It represents the private thoughts of an individual who was committed to work for others. According to Hammarskjöld himself, he inherited “a belief that no life was more satisfactory than one of selfless service to your country – or humanity” And it was to humanity that Hammarskjöld dedicated himself. He was truly a “servant of peace”.

KeywordsPeace diplomacy; Global justice; International agency
Page range508-535
Year2014
Book titlePeace diplomacy, global justice and international agency: rethinking human security and ethics in the spirit of Dag Hammarskjöld
PublisherCambridge University Press
Place of publicationCambridge
ISBN9781107037205
Publication dates
Print23 Apr 2014
Publication process dates
Deposited20 Feb 2018
Accepted author manuscript
License
CC BY 4.0
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