TITLE

PREVENTING MASS ATROCITY CRIMES: THE RESPONSIBILITY TO PROTECT AND THE SYRIA CRISIS

AUTHOR(S)
Williams, Paul R.; Ulbrick, J. Trevor; Worboys, Jonathan
PUB. DATE
September 2012
SOURCE
Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law;Fall2012, Vol. 45 Issue 1/2, p473
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers information on the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) doctrine, a United Nations initiative which aims to prevent mass atrocity crimes, crimes against humanity, and war crimes occurring within a sovereign state. It states that third "pillars" of R2P, a set of rules within the doctrine, should allow the use of low-intensity military options when peaceful measures do not work. It further reflects on the background of R2P and rights of humanitarian intervention.
ACCESSION #
87644352

 

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