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Toward a Global Responsibility to Protect: Setbacks on the Path to Implementation

Toward a Global Responsibility to Protect: Setbacks on the Path to Implementation Global Governance 16 (2010), 121–138 REVIEW ESSAY Toward a Global Responsibility to Protect: Setbacks on the Path to Implementation Serena K. Sharma Gareth Evans, The Responsibility to Protect: Ending Mass Atrocities Once and for All (Washington, DC: Brookings University Press, 2008), 349 pp. Alex J. Bellamy, Responsibility to Protect: The Global Effort to End Mass Atrocities (Cambridge, UK: Polity Press, 2009), 249 pp. Implementing the Responsibility to Protect, Report of the UN Secretary- General, UN Doc. A/63/677 (12 January 2009), 33 pp. ON 23 JULY 2009, THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY CONVENED TO consider the concept of Responsibility to Protect (R2P). What ensued was per- haps one of the liveliest debates that member states had ever seen. For sup- porters of R2P, however, the debate proved a disappointment as detractors had the opportunity to air familiar grievances and attempt to roll back the delicate consensus reached at the 2005 World Summit. Instead of moving the debate forward, the 2009 session ended with the adoption of a rather hollow resolu- tion, which simply stated the Assembly’s intention to continue its considera- tion of R2P. This essay will analyze the General Assembly’s deliberations against the backdrop of three recent works on http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Organizations Brill

Toward a Global Responsibility to Protect: Setbacks on the Path to Implementation

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Copyright © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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1075-2846
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Global Governance 16 (2010), 121–138 REVIEW ESSAY Toward a Global Responsibility to Protect: Setbacks on the Path to Implementation Serena K. Sharma Gareth Evans, The Responsibility to Protect: Ending Mass Atrocities Once and for All (Washington, DC: Brookings University Press, 2008), 349 pp. Alex J. Bellamy, Responsibility to Protect: The Global Effort to End Mass Atrocities (Cambridge, UK: Polity Press, 2009), 249 pp. Implementing the Responsibility to Protect, Report of the UN Secretary- General, UN Doc. A/63/677 (12 January 2009), 33 pp. ON 23 JULY 2009, THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY CONVENED TO consider the concept of Responsibility to Protect (R2P). What ensued was per- haps one of the liveliest debates that member states had ever seen. For sup- porters of R2P, however, the debate proved a disappointment as detractors had the opportunity to air familiar grievances and attempt to roll back the delicate consensus reached at the 2005 World Summit. Instead of moving the debate forward, the 2009 session ended with the adoption of a rather hollow resolu- tion, which simply stated the Assembly’s intention to continue its considera- tion of R2P. This essay will analyze the General Assembly’s deliberations against the backdrop of three recent works on

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Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International OrganizationsBrill

Published: Dec 19, 2010

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