In his 2012 report on the implementation of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) principle, un Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon observed that: ‘As paragraph 139 of the World Summit Outcome highlighted, humanitarian action plays a critical role in protecting populations from genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity’. He continued, ‘Humanitarian agencies can help to protect populations and shield them from some of the worst effects of displacement. As such, humanitarian action is a critically important part of any “timely and decisive” response’. The contribution of humanitarian action to the protection of populations from genocide and other atrocity crimes was not, however, without its challenges and problems. The Secretary-General insisted that ‘humanitarian action must never be used as a substitute for political action’ and implored that ‘it must also be understood that humanitarian action depends upon humanitarian space. To defend humanitarian space, the United Nations and the international community must respect the humanitarian principles of neutrality, independence, humanity and impartiality’. 1 This Special Issue of Global Responsibility to Protect takes these observations as its starting point – that humanitarian action contributes to the protection of populations from genocide and mass atrocities but that the nature of this relationship
Global Responsibility to Protect – Brill
Published: Jun 12, 2014
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly
Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.
Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.
Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”Daniel C.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud
“I must say, @deepdyve is a fabulous solution to the independent researcher's problem of #access to #information.”@deepthiw
“My last article couldn't be possible without the platform @deepdyve that makes journal papers cheaper.”@JoseServera