In defence of the responsibility to protect

  title={In defence of the responsibility to protect},
  author={Ramesh Chandra Thakur},
  journal={The International Journal of Human Rights},
  pages={160 - 178}
  • R. Thakur
  • Published 1 October 2003
  • Political Science
  • The International Journal of Human Rights

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