The responsibility to protect and Australian foreign policy

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Title The responsibility to protect and Australian foreign policy
Author Bellamy, Alex J
Journal Name Australian Journal of International Affairs
Year Published 2010
Place of publication Australia
Publisher Routledge
Abstract It is widely recognised that the Responsibility to Protect (RtoP), adopted by heads of state and government in 2005, is an important new international principle. Australia has been one of the principle's most significant contributors, with prominent Australians and governments from both sides of politics contributing to its development, emergence, and implementation. This article traces and explains Australia's contribution to RtoP and asks what more it might do to assist in its implementation. It argues that Australia's commitment to RtoP is informed by a synergy of values and interests and has been strengthened by the Rudd government's reengagement with multilateralism. It concludes by calling for the development of a whole-of-government strategy for implementation and by suggesting some policy avenues that might be considered.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10357710903544106
Volume 64
Issue Number 4
Page from 432
Page to 448
ISSN 1035-7718
Date Accessioned 2011-01-19
Language en_AU
Research Centre Griffith Asia Institute; Centre for Governance and Public Policy
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject Political Science
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/36711
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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