Tag: United Nations

“Responsibility to Protect” on Trial—or Assad?

| June 6, 2012

The backlash against R2P in some quarters of the Western media continues. Now, with the situation in Syria worsening, critics have focused on the putative problem of inaction, and not the dilemmas of action.

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Libya and Responsibility to Protect: Great-Power Permission or International Obligation?

| May 3, 2012

The military attack on Libya in 2011 has rightly been interpreted as a significant milestone in the life of the Responsibility to Protect doctrine.  It is the first UN military mission explicitly justified as a reaction to a government’s failure to live up its responsibility to protect its citizens.  R2P activists have celebrated that it […]

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