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Addressing the Gender Gap in R2P

Sara Davies.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Responsibility to Protect

June 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; International Relations; Law and Politics. 9495 words.

Since its inception, the responsibility to protect (R2P) principle has been progressively narrowed in its scope and application in order to capture widespread support from governments and...

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The African Union

Kwesi Aning and Frank Okyere.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Responsibility to Protect

June 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; International Relations; Law and Politics. 8297 words.

The African Union has been acclaimed for its effort in adopting policies that seek to protect civilian populations from mass atrocity crimes. It has transited from the principle of...

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The Arab Region

Fateh Azzam and Coralie Hindawi.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Responsibility to Protect

June 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; International Relations; Law and Politics. 8251 words.

This chapter looks at Arab perspectives on the responsibility to protect, both at a conventional, state-focused level, and at the level of civil society. The study shows that the Arab...

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Asia Pacific and South Asia

Sarah Teitt.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Responsibility to Protect

June 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; International Relations; Law and Politics. 8087 words.

There is a tendency to view R2P diffusion in the Asia Pacific region as a function of ‘norm containment’, which explains endorsement of R2P as a result of the weakening, deconstruction, or...

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The Blurry Boundary between Peacebuilding and R2P

Roland Paris.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Responsibility to Protect

June 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; International Relations; Law and Politics. 6245 words.

Policy practitioners and scholars have tended to treat the responsibility to protect (R2P) and peacebuilding as separate domains. This chapter, in contrast, argues that these two domains...

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Conflict Prevention and R2P

Ruben Reike.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Responsibility to Protect

June 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; International Relations; Law and Politics. 11165 words.

This chapter examines how the agenda of prevention of armed conflict relates to the principle of the responsibility to protect (R2P). While R2P was originally assumed to be fully compatible...

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Côte d’Ivoire

Charles T. Hunt.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Responsibility to Protect

June 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; International Relations; Law and Politics. 10404 words.

This chapter examines the international response to Côte d’Ivoire’s post-election crisis in 2010/11. In particular, it analyses the elements that relate to the responsibility to protect...

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Darfur

Jess Gifkins.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Responsibility to Protect

June 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; International Relations; Law and Politics. 7772 words.

This chapter examines the application of R2P to Darfur by the UN Security Council. It outlines the Security Council’s engagement with Darfur prior to the 2005 agreement on R2P, and...

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The Democratic Republic of Congo

Arthur J. Boutellis.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Responsibility to Protect

June 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; International Relations; Law and Politics. 7263 words.

Authorized in the wake of the Srebrenica massacre and Rwandan genocide, the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was the first of two UN...

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Embedding R2P in a New Universal Declaration of Human Responsibilities

Kishore Mahbubani.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Responsibility to Protect

June 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; International Relations; Law and Politics. 9466 words.

The responsibility to protect (R2P) will soon face significant stress. As a perceived Western value, it could suffer as Western power recedes. It could also be undermined by Western double...

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