Responsibility to Protect: A Defence

Hardcover | October 29, 2014

byAlex J. Bellamy

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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 haveof 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 setsout ways of overcoming some of the practical problems associated with moving this principle from words into deeds.

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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 haveof building an international community that w...

Alex J. Bellamy is Professor of International Security at Griffith University, Australia and Non-Resident Senior Adviser at the International Peace Institute, New York. Previously, he served as founding Executive Director of the Asia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect at The University of Queensland. He is co-editor in ch...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:October 29, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198704119

ISBN - 13:9780198704119

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Table of Contents

Introduction: A Defence of R2P1. Atrocities in our Time2. Legacies of Empire, Failures of Will3. The Promise of R2P4. The R2P Imperative5. Much Ado About Nothing?6. A Trojan Horse?7. Double Standards?8. Balancing Humanitarian Priorities9. Diplomacy, Peacekeeping and the Distractions of Protection10. Protecting Responsibly