The Responsibility To Protect and the Crisis in Darfur

  title={The Responsibility To Protect and the Crisis in Darfur},
  author={Paul D. Williams and Alex J. Bellamy},
  journal={Security Dialogue},
  pages={27 - 47}
Governments that have endorsed the ‘sovereignty as responsibility’ approach have shown little inclination to protect civilians suffering at the hands of their own government in the Sudanese province of Darfur. After providing an overview of Darfur’s crisis and international society’s feeble response, we explore why the strongest advocates of ‘sovereignty as responsibility’, the NATO and EU states, failed to seriously contemplate military intervention. We suggest that three main factors help… 

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