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Addressing the Gender Gap in R2P  

Sara Davies

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Jun 2016
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Aug 2016
Since its inception, the responsibility to protect (R2P) principle has been progressively narrowed in its scope and application in order to capture widespread support from governments and ... More

The African Union  

Kwesi Aning and Frank Okyere

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Jun 2016
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Aug 2016
The African Union has been acclaimed for its effort in adopting policies that seek to protect civilian populations from mass atrocity crimes. It has transited from the principle of ... More

The Arab Region  

Fateh Azzam and Coralie Hindawi

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Jun 2016
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Aug 2016
This chapter looks at Arab perspectives on the responsibility to protect, both at a conventional, state-focused level, and at the level of civil society. The study shows that the Arab ... More

Asia Pacific and South Asia  

Sarah Teitt

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Jun 2016
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Aug 2016
There is a tendency to view R2P diffusion in the Asia Pacific region as a function of ‘norm containment’, which explains endorsement of R2P as a result of the weakening, deconstruction, or ... More

At the Limits of Rhetoric: Authority, Commonplace, and the Role of Literature in Carl Schmitt  

Johannes Türk

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Jan 2017
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Sep 2015
This chapter analyzes the systematic relationship of Carl Schmitt’s oeuvre to rhetoric, arguing that his work cannot be detached from its engagement in a simultaneously metaphysical and ... More

The Blurry Boundary between Peacebuilding and R2P  

Roland Paris

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Jun 2016
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Aug 2016
Policy practitioners and scholars have tended to treat the responsibility to protect (R2P) and peacebuilding as separate domains. This chapter, in contrast, argues that these two domains ... More

Conflict Prevention and R2P  

Ruben Reike

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Jun 2016
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Aug 2016
This chapter examines how the agenda of prevention of armed conflict relates to the principle of the responsibility to protect (R2P). While R2P was originally assumed to be fully ... More

Côte d’Ivoire  

Charles T. Hunt

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Jun 2016
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Aug 2016
This chapter examines the international response to Côte d’Ivoire’s post-election crisis in 2010/11. In particular, it analyses the elements that relate to the responsibility to protect ... More

Darfur  

Jess Gifkins

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Jun 2016
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Aug 2016
This chapter examines the application of R2P to Darfur by the UN Security Council. It outlines the Security Council’s engagement with Darfur prior to the 2005 agreement on R2P, and ... More

Decolonial Feminism, Gender, and Transitional Justice in Latin America  

Pascha Bueno-Hansen

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Feb 2018
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Dec 2017
Using Peru as an example, this chapter explores gender-based violence in conflict and transitional justice processes through a lens of decolonial feminism. Beginning with an analysis of ... More

Deliberative Law  

David Ponet and Ethan J. Leib

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Sep 2018
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Oct 2018
The “systemic turn” in deliberative democractic theory builds off the critical insight that one instance or site of deliberation does not legitimate an entire political system. But ... More

The Democratic Republic of Congo  

Arthur J. Boutellis

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Jun 2016
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Aug 2016
Authorized in the wake of the Srebrenica massacre and Rwandan genocide, the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was the first of two UN ... More

Embedding R2P in a New Universal Declaration of Human Responsibilities  

Kishore Mahbubani

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Jun 2016
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Aug 2016
The responsibility to protect (R2P) will soon face significant stress. As a perceived Western value, it could suffer as Western power recedes. It could also be undermined by Western double ... More

Europe and the European Union  

Chiara de Franco, Christoph Meyer, and Karen E. Smith

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Jun 2016
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Aug 2016
This chapter analyses acceptance and implementation of the norm of the responsibility to protect by the European Union and its member states. Although European states have accepted the ... More

Feminist Jurisprudence  

Juliet Williams

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Feb 2016
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Apr 2015
This chapter explores the contributions of feminist jurisprudence to feminist theory, highlighting several strands of legal analysis that productively challenge feminists more generally to ... More

Getting There, Being There: The Dual Roles of the Special Adviser  

Edward C. Luck

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Jun 2016
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Aug 2016
This chapter examines the implementation of R2P within the UN system, focusing especially on the evolving role of the Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General. It sketches the ... More

Governance  

Ki-young Shin

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Feb 2016
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Sep 2015
This chapter provides a brief overview of the concept of governance, comparing Foucauldian, mainstream, and feminist approaches. It compares central tenets of governmentality and ... More

Human Rights, the Rule of Law, and Democracy  

Tobias Berger and Milli Lake

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Mar 2018
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Apr 2018
This chapter examines the promotion of human rights, the rule of law, and democracy by external actors in areas of limited statehood. It begins with the definition of key terms and a brief ... More

The International Criminal Court  

Jason Ralph

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Jun 2016
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Aug 2016
The responsibility to protect and the International Criminal Court share a recent history and a similar normative structure. The responsibilities to protect and prosecute reside first and ... More

International Law and International Justice  

Hilary Charlesworth

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Mar 2018
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Apr 2018
This chapter investigates the relationship between the concepts of international justice and international law. It suggests that the idea of an international rule of law is constructed on ... More

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