Responsibility to protect: a defense

Bellamy, Alex J. Responsibility to protect: a defense. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press, 2014. doi:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198704119.001.0001

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Author Bellamy, Alex J.
Title Responsibility to protect: a defense
Place of Publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Oxford University Press
Publication year 2014
Sub-type Research book (original research)
DOI 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198704119.001.0001
ISBN 9780198704119
Language eng
Total number of pages 240
Collection year 2015
Formatted Abstract/Summary
• Major new evaluation of R2P, providing a robust defence and explanation of R2P
• Detailed examination of issues arising from R2P's implementation
• Includes extensive material from interviews with key practitioners and policy-makers

The Responsibility to Protect (R2P) principle is the international community's major response to the problem of genocide and mass atrocities - a problem seen in Bosnia, Rwanda and more recently in Syria. This book argues that although it is far from perfect R2P offers the best chance we have of building an international community that works to prevent these crimes and protect vulnerable populations. To make this argument, the book sets out the logic of R2P and its key ambitions, examines some of the critiques of the principle and its implementation in situations such as Libya, and sets out ways of overcoming some of the practical problems associated with moving this principle from words into deeds.
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