Mainstreaming the Responsibility to Protect in Peace Operations

  title={Mainstreaming the Responsibility to Protect in Peace Operations},
  author={Charles T. Hunt and Alex J. Bellamy},
  journal={Civil Wars},
  pages={1 - 20}
The ‘Responsibility to Protect’ (RtoP) principle represents a commitment to prevent and halt mass atrocity crimes. However, in his 2009 report on implementing the RtoP, the UN Secretary-General noted that more work was needed to understand the measures that states might take to exercise their RtoP. Given that UN peace operations are now customarily mandated to ‘protect civilians under imminent threat of physical violence’, it would seem prudent to ask how peace operations can contribute to… 

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