Book chapter: Responsibility while Protecting (Oxford Handbook of the Responsibility to Protect)



The Oxford Handbook of the Responsibility to Protect
Edited by Alex Bellamy and Tim Dunne
920 pages | 246x171mm
978-0-19-875384-1 | Hardback | June 2016 (estimated)
Also available as: eBook

  • This volume is the most comprehensive study and comparative examination of the emergence of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) principle.
  • Features contributions from leading figures in the field
  • Features essays examining the progress that has been made and analysis on likely developments within the next decade

The Responsibility to Protect (R2P) is intended to provide an effective framework for responding to crimes of genocide, ethnic cleansing, war crimes, and crimes against humanity. It is a response to the many conscious-shocking cases where atrocities - on the worst scale - have occurred even during the post 1945 period when the United Nations was built to save us all from the scourge of genocide. The R2P concept accords to sovereign states and international institutions a responsibility to assist peoples who are at risk - or experiencing - the worst atrocities. R2P maintains that collective action should be taken by members of the United Nations to prevent or halt such gross violations of basic human rights.

This Handbook, containing contributions from leading theorists, and practitioners (including former foreign ministers and special advisors), examines the progress that has been made in the last 10 years; it also looks forward to likely developments in the next decade.

Readership: Scholars and students interested in International Relations, International Law, International Security, Human Rights, Peacekeeping, and Conflict Resolution.


Table of contents

Alex Bellamy and Tim Dunne: Preface
1: Alex Bellamy and Tim Dunne: R2P in Theory and Practice
2: Davide Rodogno: Humanitarian Intervention in the Nineteenth-Century
3: Tim Dunne and Eglantine Staunton: The Genocide Convention & Cold War Humanitarian Intervention
4: Thomas G. Weiss: The Turbulent 1990's: R2P Precedents and Prospects
5: Roberta Cohen and Francis Deng: Sovereignty as Responsibility: Building Block for R2P
6: Ramesh Thakur: Rwanda, Kosovo and the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty
7: Charles Cater and David Malone: The Genesis of R2P: Kofi Annan's Intervention Dilemma
8: Melissa Labonte: R2P's Status as a Norm
9: Luke Glanville: Sovereignty
10: Toni Erskine: Moral Agents of Protection and Supplementary Responsibilities to Protect
11: Nigel Rodley: R2P and International Law: A Paradigm Shift?
12: Faith Mabera and Yolanda Spies: How Well Does R2P Travel Beyond the West?
Justin Morris and Nicholas Wheeler: The Responsibility Not to Veto: A Responsibility too far?
14: Alex Bellamy: UN Security Council
15: Megan Schmidt: UN General Assembly
16: Edward Luck: Getting There, Being There: The Dual Roles of the Special Adviser
17: Ekkehard Strauss: UN Human Rights Council and the High Commissioner for Human Rights
18: David Carment, Sean Winchester, and Joe Landry: The Role of Regional Organisations: A Responsibility Gap?
19: Kwesi Aning and Frank Okyere: The African Union
20: Sarah Teitt: Asia Pacific and South Asia
21: Chiara de Franco, Christoph Meyer, and Karen E. Smith: Europe and the European Union
22: Ekatarina Stepanova: Russia
23: Mónica Serrano: Latin America
24: Fateh Azzam and Coralie Hindawi: Middle East and North Africa
25: Bruce Jentleson: United States
26: Sara Davies: Gender
27: Roland Paris: The Blurry Boundary between Peacebuilding and R2P
28: Paul Williams: The R2P, Protection of Civilians, and Peacekeeping Operations
29: Hugo Slim: Saving Individuals from the Scourge of War: Complementarity and Tension Between R2P and Humanitarian Action
30: Taylor Seybolt: The Use of Force
31: Ruben Reike: Conflict Prevention and the R2P
32: Phil Orchard: Refugees and Displaced People
33: Oliver Stuenkel: Responsibility while Protecting
34: Jason Ralph: The International Criminal Court
35: Jeremy Farrall: The use of UN sanctions to address mass atrocities
36: Michael Doyle: The Politics of Global Humanitarianism: The R2P before and after Libya
37: Charles Hunt: Cote d'Ivoire
38: Jess Gifkins: Darfur
39: Arthur Boutellis: Democratic Republic of the Congo
40: Serena Sharma: Kenya
41: Simon Adams: Libya
42: John Karlsrud: Mali
43: Jurgen Haacke: Myanmar
44: Boris Kondoch: North Korea
45: Walter Lotze: Somalia
46: Alison Giffen: South Sudan
47: Kim Nackers: Sri Lanka
48: Bessma Momani and Tanzeel Hakak: Syria
49: Gareth Evans: R2P: The Next Ten Years
50: Rosemary Foot: The State, Development, and Humanitarianism: China's Shaping of the Trajectory of the R2P
51: Kishore Mabubhani: Embedding R2P in a New Universal Declaration of Human Responsibilities
52: Lloyd Axworthy: Resetting the Narrative on Peace and Security: R2P in the Next Ten Years
53: Jennifer Welsh: R2P's Next Ten Years: Deepening and Extending the Consensus


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