The Responsibility to Protect and China's Peacekeeping Policy

  title={The Responsibility to Protect and China's Peacekeeping Policy},
  author={Sarah Teitt},
  journal={International Peacekeeping},
  pages={298 - 312}
  • Sarah Teitt
  • Published 1 June 2011
  • Political Science
  • International Peacekeeping
When the term ‘responsibility to protect’ (R2P) was introduced in 2001, it was conceived as signifying a framework primarily aimed at legitimizing the use of force against states to protect populations from egregious abuse. China initially condemned the principle, then later endorsed R2P at the 2005 World Summit and reaffirmed its endorsement in the UN Security Council. This article examines the shift in China's position, which seems to run counter to China's stance on sovereignty, non… 

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