Dr. Ted van Baarda

Dozent für Militärethik


Ted van Baarda: Militär Ethik – „War on Terror", in: KunstRaumRhein (Hg.): Entgegensprechen Teil 1. Texte zu Menschenwürde und Menschenrecht, Basel: 2014 (3. Auflage)

Zur Person:

  • *(1957)
  • studied international public law at Leiden University
  • 1992 doctorate on a thesis concerning colliding human rights
  • General secretary of the Conference on the Rights of Children in Armed Conflict in 1993-1994, to be followed by a conference on CIMIC: civil-military co-operation.
  • Director of the Humantarian Law Consultancy in The Hague, The Netherlands, until 2001
  • In 1999 involved in the establishment of the Bureau for Ethics and the Armed Forces as a part of the Ministry for Defence of the Netherlands; headed the Bureau from 2003-2007
  • Associate Professor on military ethics at the Netherlands Defence College, Faculty of Military Science, in The Hague

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands has listed him Ted van Baarda an election observer, in which capcity he has visited countries with a troubled democracy. He has published on a variety of subjects concerning international human rights, humanitarian law and ethics in English, Dutch and German.


Weitere Publikationen:


  • The involvement of the Security Council in maintaining international humanitarian law, Vol.12, Netherlands Quarterly for Human Rights 1994, no. 2
  • Preparing soldiers for responsibility, integrity and transparency in the Dutch armed forces. Exploring the realm of dilemma training, contribution to the JSCOPE Conference 2000 on “Moral Considerations in Military Decision Making” published at: www.usafa.af.mil/jscope , reprinted in: Journal of Power and Ethics: an interdisciplinary review, vol. 2 (1), 2001, pp. 42-67
  • A dilemma left unresolved: the uneasy relationship between conscience and military law in view of the Brahimi report, speech, held in November 2001 in Kingston, Ontario, at the Canadian Royal Military College, in: International Peacekeeping, vol. 9, Autumn 2002, no. 3
  • Das Selbstbestimmungsrecht der Völker. Steiners kritik einer folgenreichen Idee, in: “Die Jahrhundertillusion. Wilsons Selbstbestimmungsrecht der Völker, Steiners Kritik und die Frage der nationalen Minderheiten heute”, Jens Heisterkamp (ed), Info-3 Verlag, 2002
  • Freedom fighters, terrorists and lawful combatants: the violent quest for moral certainty and social change, speech held in January 2003 at the Joint Services Conference on Professional Ethics of the US Armed Forces, Springfield, Virginia, published at: www.usafa.af.mil.jscope
  • http://www.usafa.af.mil.jscopMapping the security environment. Understanding the perceptions of local communities, peace support operations and assistance agencies, co-authored with: Antonio Donini, Larry Minear, Ian Smillie and Anthony Welch, published by: Feinstein International Famine Centre, Tufts University, Boston, also published at: www.famine.tufts.edu (2005)
  • Ethische Entscheidungsfindung mit einem dynamischen Modell, in: “Dynamische Urteilsbildung. Urteilen und handlen mit der Lemniskate. Ein Handbuch für die Praxis,” Suzanne Bächtold and Katja Supersaxo (eds.), Haupt publishers, Zürich, ( 2005 )
  • Military ethics, the Dutch approach. A practical guide, by T.A. van Baarda and D.E.M. Verweij (eds.), Brill/Martinus Nijhoff publishers, ( 2006 )
  • Military ethics in peacekeeping and in war: maintaining moral integrity in a world of contrast and confusion, in: “The role of the United Nations in peace and security, global development and world governance,” in: Michaela Hordijk et al. (eds), Edwin Mellon Press, ( 2007 ).
  •  The moral dimension of asymmetrical warfare. Counter-terrorism, western values, military ethics, Th.A. van Baarda and D.E.M. Verweij (eds), Brill/Martinus Nijhoff publishers, Leiden. 2008


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