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Negotiated Exceptions at Risk of Manipulation
Maelle L’Homme

party or the international community to conceal a military intervention or, on the contrary, to create a diversion, reassure public opinion and hide political impotence in the face of the real problem. Several authors have analysed, for example, the policy of mass humanitarian aid provision in Bosnia in 1992 as a diversionary strategy due to the lack of politico-military initiatives to end the conflict ( Jean, 2004 ). As pointed out earlier, there are also situations where calls for humanitarian corridors or cross-border mechanisms are considered ways to circumvent

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs