Politics of Responsibility to Protect

Politics of Responsibility to Protect

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Niemelä, Pekka
The Politics of Responsibility to Protect. Problems and Prospects
Ius Gentium
Erik Castrén Institute Research Reports 25
Helsinki 2008, vi + 143 pp.


This study investigates the viability of ICISS's (International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty) proposals, from its ideas on humanitarian military operations to its suggestions on conflict prevention and peace-building, as well as looks at other high-profile documents and institutional contexts in which R2P (Responsibility to Protect) has appeared since 2001. The study situates the R2P theme into a wider context by reftecting on the myriad obstacles – legal, conceptual, institutional, and practical – to which R2P and other similar initiatives continue to run into in 21st century international politics.

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ISBN 978-952-10-5172-2
ISSN 1457-5965