Towards Normative Consensus on Responsibility to Protect

  title={Towards Normative Consensus on Responsibility to Protect},
  author={Teresa Francesca Chataway},
  journal={Griffith Law Review},
  pages={193 - 224}
  • T. Chataway
  • Published 1 January 2007
  • Political Science
  • Griffith Law Review
Responsibility to protect (R2P) is a concept advanced by the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty, and the theme of The Responsibility to Protect Report (2001). It is based on the argument that states, and failing them the international community, have the responsibility to protect the human dignity and rights of people everywhere. The incremental normative consensus attained by the R2P concept is revealed by paras 138–39 in the Outcome Statement of the UN 2005 General… 

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