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Contestations, Norms, and the Responsibility to Protect as a Regime

Chapter


Abstract


  • What is the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) doctrine? Obviously on one level, it reflects what was agreed to by the member states of the United Nations in the World Summit Outcome Document (WSOD) in 2005 (UN General Assembly, 2005). In that document, states accepted that they have a responsibility to protect their own populations from four identified mass atrocity: genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity. Further, they accepted respons-ibilities to help protect other populations from atrocity crimes and to take col-lective action when other national authorities are manifestly failing to protect their populations. The R2P doctrine has developed further as it has been opera-tionalized within the United Nations, leading to arguments that it has created “a collection of shared expectations” (Bellamy, 2011: 84).

Publication Date


  • 2020

Citation


  • Orchard, P. C. (2020). Contestations, Norms, and the Responsibility to Protect as a Regime. In C. T. Hunt & P. C. Orchard (Eds.), Constructing the Responsibility to Protect: Contestation and Consolidation (pp. 28-49). London: Routledge. https://www.routledge.com/Constructing-the-Responsibility-to-Protect-Contestation-and-Consolidation/Hunt-Orchard/p/book/9780367370343

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9780367370343

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/4162

Book Title


  • Constructing the Responsibility to Protect: Contestation and Consolidation

Start Page


  • 28

End Page


  • 49

Place Of Publication


  • London

Abstract


  • What is the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) doctrine? Obviously on one level, it reflects what was agreed to by the member states of the United Nations in the World Summit Outcome Document (WSOD) in 2005 (UN General Assembly, 2005). In that document, states accepted that they have a responsibility to protect their own populations from four identified mass atrocity: genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity. Further, they accepted respons-ibilities to help protect other populations from atrocity crimes and to take col-lective action when other national authorities are manifestly failing to protect their populations. The R2P doctrine has developed further as it has been opera-tionalized within the United Nations, leading to arguments that it has created “a collection of shared expectations” (Bellamy, 2011: 84).

Publication Date


  • 2020

Citation


  • Orchard, P. C. (2020). Contestations, Norms, and the Responsibility to Protect as a Regime. In C. T. Hunt & P. C. Orchard (Eds.), Constructing the Responsibility to Protect: Contestation and Consolidation (pp. 28-49). London: Routledge. https://www.routledge.com/Constructing-the-Responsibility-to-Protect-Contestation-and-Consolidation/Hunt-Orchard/p/book/9780367370343

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9780367370343

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/4162

Book Title


  • Constructing the Responsibility to Protect: Contestation and Consolidation

Start Page


  • 28

End Page


  • 49

Place Of Publication


  • London