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Bellamy, Alex J.

The Responsibility to Protect: From Promise to Practice

Bellamy, Alex J. - The Responsibility to Protect: From Promise to Practice, ebook

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In 2005, the international community made a landmark commitment to prevent mass atrocities by unanimously adopting the UN’s “Responsibility to Protect” (R2P) principle. As often as not, however, R2P has failed to translate into decisive action. Why does this gap persist between the world’s normative pledges to R2P and its ability to make it a daily lived reality?

In this new book, leading global authorities on humanitarian protection Alex Bellamy and Edward Luck offer a probing and in-depth response to this fundamental question, calling for a more comprehensive approach to the practice of R2P – one that moves beyond states and the UN to include the full range of actors that play a role in protecting vulnerable populations. Drawing on cases from the Middle East to sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia, they examine the forces and conditions that produce atrocity crimes and the challenge of responding to them quickly and effectively. Ultimately, they advocate both for emergency policies to temporarily stop carnage and for policies leading to sustainable change within societies and governments. Only by introducing these additional elements to the R2P toolkit will the failures associated with humanitarian crises like Syria and Libya become a thing of the past.

Keywords: War; peace; responsibility to protect; R2P; peacekeeping, military intervention; Middle East; sub-Saharan Africa; Southeast Asia; United Nations, International Law, Peace, War & Social Conflict, International Law, Peace, War & Social Conflict

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Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2018
Language
en
Edition
1
Page amount
324 pages
Category
Society
Format
Ebook
eISBN (ePUB)
9781509512478
Printed ISBN
9781509512430

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