Realizing the responsibility to protect

Bellamy, Alex J. (2009) Realizing the responsibility to protect. International Studies Perspectives, 10 2: 111-128. doi:10.1111/j.1528-3585.2009.00365.x

Author Bellamy, Alex J.
Title Realizing the responsibility to protect
Journal name International Studies Perspectives   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1528-3577
Publication date 2009-05
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1528-3585.2009.00365.x
Volume 10
Issue 2
Start page 111
End page 128
Total pages 18
Editor Van Belle, Douglas A.
Davis, Paul J.
Place of publication Malden, MA, United States
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Subject C1
Abstract Written prior to the release of the UN Secretary-General’s report on implementing the Responsibility to Protect (R2P), this article examines the effort to translate the principle from words into deeds. It begins by noting a post-2005 ‘‘revolt’’ against the principle in which a number of states expressed skepticism about the principle and its use in different settings. This revolt, the article contends, was largely a product of the continuing association between R2P and humanitarian intervention. This association was, in turn, caused by a combination of misplaced commentary and the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty’s focus on the intervention question. This article maintains that building consensus on the R2P requires a shift in emphasis and proposes three avenues: clarifying the nature of prevention, developing practical measures, and proposing modest proposals for institutional reform.
Keyword Responsibility to protect
United Nations
Peace operations
Genocide and mass atrocities
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: 2010 Higher Education Research Data Collection
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