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When To Intervene?

Trump is likely to reject a U.S. role in policing crimes against humanity through UN’s ‘R2P‘ doctrine, write Robert W. Murray and W. Andy Knight

Robert W. Murray and W. Andy Knight
Edmonton Journal
1205 words
19 December 2016
Copyright © 2016 Edmonton Journal


In the years since its initial articulation in 2001, the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) doctrine has experienced a rocky road. Originally presented as a transformation to the understanding of one of the most vital norms of international society, namely, sovereignty, R2P has been unable to gain the necessary traction it needed from states to achieve its primary goal – to prevent mass atrocities and more adequately protect vulnerable civilians in situations of grave humanitarian emergency. 

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