Refugees, IDPs and the Responsibility to Protect (R2P): The Case of Darfur

Refugees, IDPs and the Responsibility to Protect (R2P): The Case of Darfur Global Responsibility to Protect 2 (2010) 127–148 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2010 DOI 10.1163/187598410X12602515137491 brill.nl/gr2p Refugees, IDPs and the Responsibility to Protect (R2P): Th e Case of Darfur Howard Adelman Griffi th University howardadelman@rogers.com Abstract During the fi rst decade of the twenty-fi rst century, a campaign developed and succeeded in establishing a new doctrine in international aff airs called the ‘Responsibility to Protect’ which had a prevention and a rehabilitation dimension but was mostly focused on the rights and responsibilities of states to intervene in the domestic aff airs of other states when the latter failed to protect their citizens from mass atrocities. Movements grew up around the doctrine to publi- cise it, analyse it, and ensure its implementation. An example of the latter is W2I, the ‘Will to Intervene’ which, unlike R2P, did not require UN authorisation for intervention as part of its platform. A key test of the doctrine was Darfur. Yet the study of the case indicates no likelihood of intervention even under the Obama regime that was committed to doing something about Darfur and has put multilateralism at the forefront of its foreign policy. Th e report concludes by contrasting the huge http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Global Responsibility to Protect Brill

Refugees, IDPs and the Responsibility to Protect (R2P): The Case of Darfur

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Martinus Nijhoff
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© 2010 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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1875-9858
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1875-984X
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10.1163/187598410X12602515137491
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Global Responsibility to Protect 2 (2010) 127–148 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2010 DOI 10.1163/187598410X12602515137491 brill.nl/gr2p Refugees, IDPs and the Responsibility to Protect (R2P): Th e Case of Darfur Howard Adelman Griffi th University howardadelman@rogers.com Abstract During the fi rst decade of the twenty-fi rst century, a campaign developed and succeeded in establishing a new doctrine in international aff airs called the ‘Responsibility to Protect’ which had a prevention and a rehabilitation dimension but was mostly focused on the rights and responsibilities of states to intervene in the domestic aff airs of other states when the latter failed to protect their citizens from mass atrocities. Movements grew up around the doctrine to publi- cise it, analyse it, and ensure its implementation. An example of the latter is W2I, the ‘Will to Intervene’ which, unlike R2P, did not require UN authorisation for intervention as part of its platform. A key test of the doctrine was Darfur. Yet the study of the case indicates no likelihood of intervention even under the Obama regime that was committed to doing something about Darfur and has put multilateralism at the forefront of its foreign policy. Th e report concludes by contrasting the huge

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Global Responsibility to ProtectBrill

Published: Jan 1, 2010

Keywords: DARFUR; SUDAN; PROTECTION; R2P; RESPONSIBILITY; INTERVENTION

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