Atrocity prevention: from promise to practice in the Asia Pacific

Bellamy, Alex J. (2016) Atrocity prevention: from promise to practice in the Asia Pacific. Global Responsibility to Protect, 8 2-3: 180-199. doi:10.1163/1875984X-00803006

Author Bellamy, Alex J.
Title Atrocity prevention: from promise to practice in the Asia Pacific
Journal name Global Responsibility to Protect   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1875-984X
Publication date 2016
Year available 2016
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1163/1875984X-00803006
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 8
Issue 2-3
Start page 180
End page 199
Total pages 20
Place of publication Leiden, Netherlands
Publisher Brill - Nijhoff
Collection year 2017
Language eng
Abstract Drawing upon talks delivered at the Second Global Action Against Mass Atrocity Crimes conference, held in Manila 2016, this paper examines the extent to which the Asia Pacific region has begun to translate its commitment to the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) into practice. It finds that the so-called “East Asian Peace” has transformed the region from one of the world’s deadliest to one of the world’s most peaceful. But many key challenges remain and there is much to be done to make R2P and atrocity prevention a daily lived reality. This article proceeds in three parts. The first briefly describes the dramatic decline of atrocity crimes in East Asia. The second points to some key challenges on the ideational and institutional fronts. The third section turns specifically to the need to develop national architectures for atrocity prevention.
Keyword Asia Pacific
Atrocity crimes
ASEAN Regional Forum
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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