The responsibility to protect and Australian foreign policy

Bellamy, Alex J. (2010) The responsibility to protect and Australian foreign policy. Australian Journal of International Affairs, 64 4: 432-448. doi:10.1080/10357710903544106

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Author Bellamy, Alex J.
Title The responsibility to protect and Australian foreign policy
Journal name Australian Journal of International Affairs   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1035-7718
Publication date 2010
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/10357710903544106
Open Access Status
Volume 64
Issue 4
Start page 432
End page 448
Total pages 17
Place of publication Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Publisher Routledge
Abstract It is widely recognised that the Responsibility to Protect (RtoP), adopted by heads of state and government in 2005, is an important new international principle. Australia has been one of the principle's most significant contributors, with prominent Australians and governments from both sides of politics contributing to its development, emergence, and implementation. This article traces and explains Australia's contribution to RtoP and asks what more it might do to assist in its implementation. It argues that Australia's commitment to RtoP is informed by a synergy of values and interests and has been strengthened by the Rudd government's reengagement with multilateralism. It concludes by calling for the development of a whole-of-government strategy for implementation and by suggesting some policy avenues that might be considered.
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Collection: School of Political Science and International Studies Publications
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