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The responsibility to protect: the role of international human rights law

McClean, Emma (2008) The responsibility to protect: the role of international human rights law. Journal of Conflict and Security Law, 13 (3). pp. 123-152. ISSN 1467-7954

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jcsl/krn012

Abstract

This article explores the potential of the responsibility to protect, having gained the support of the member states of the United Nations (UN) at the 2005 World Summit, as a framework for the UN to address genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity. It is argued that in order for the UN to harness this potential of the responsibility to protect a number of obstacles and challenges – normative, institutional and operational – must be overcome and that international human rights law has a central, if not pivotal, role in this regard thereby strengthening the responsibility to protect as a framework for the UN to address genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Responsibility to protect, human rights, United Nations
Research Community:University of Westminster > Life Sciences, School of
ID Code:6547
Deposited On:23 Apr 2009 15:54
Last Modified:23 Apr 2009 15:54

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