Global politics and the responsibility to protect.
This volume is a collection of some of the key essays by Ramesh Thakur on the origins, implementation and future prospects of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) norm. The book offers a comprehensive yet accessible review of the origins, evolution, advances and shortcomings of the R2P principle. A literature review is followed by an overview of the background, meaning and development of R2P. With a focus on the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty (ICISS), Part I analyses the features of, and explains the factors that make for success and failure of commission diplomacy. Part II discusses the controversies surrounding efforts to implement R2P, including the role and importance of emerging powers. Part III describes the remaining protection gaps and explains why R2P will remain relevant because it is essentially demand driven. Finally, the book concludes with a look back at the origins of R2P and looks ahead to possible future directions. This book will be essential for students of the Responsibility to Protect, and of much interest to students of global governance, human rights, international law and international relations.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
1. Introduction 2.The Responsibility to Protect at 15 Part I: Origins, Meaning and Evolution 3. High-level Panels 4. Rwanda, Kosovo and the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty 5. From the Right to Persecute to the Responsibility to Protect: Feuerbachian Inversions of Rights and Responsibilities in StateCitizen Relations 6. From Humanitarian Intervention to R2P: Cosmetic or Consequential? Part II: Implentation Controversies 7. R2P after Libya and Syria: Engaging Emerging Powers 8. R2Ps Structural Problems: A Response to Roland Paris 9.The UN Secretary-General and the Forgotten Third R2P Responsibility Part III: Demands Forand Gapsin Atrocity Protection 10. Protection Gaps for Civilian Victims of Political Violence 11. Atrocity Crimes and Global Governance 12. Looking Back to Look Ahead.