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.

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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