Global Politics and the Responsibility to Protect: From words to deeds

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Title Global Politics and the Responsibility to Protect: From words to deeds
Author Bellamy, Alex J.
Year Published 2011
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Abstract This book provides an in-depth introduction to, and analysis of, the issues relating to the implementation of the Responsibility to Protect principle in international relations. The Responsibility to Protect (RtoP) has come along way in a short space of time. It was endorsed by the General Assembly of the UN in 2005, and unanimously reaffirmed by the Security Council in 2006 (Resolution 1674) and 2009 (Resolution 1894). UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has identified the challenge of implementing RtoP as one of the cornerstones of his Secretary-Generalship. The principle has also become part of the working language of international engagement with humanitarian crises and has been debated in relation to almost every recent international crisis - including Sudan, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Georgia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Darfur nd Somalia. Concentrating mainly on implementation challenges including the prevention of genocide and mass atrocities, strengthening the UN's capacity to respond, and the role of regional organizations, this book introduces readers to contemporary debates on RtoP and provides the first book-length analysis of the implementation agenda. The book will be of great interest to students of the responsibility to protect, humanitarian intervention, human rights, foreign policy, security studies and IR and politics in general.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415567367/
ISBN 9780415567367
Date Accessioned 2011-06-16
Language en_AU
Research Centre Centre for Governance and Public Policy; Griffith Asia Institute
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject International Relations
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/41301
Publication Type Books (Authored Research)
Publication Type Code a1

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