Whither the Responsibility to Protect? Humanitarian Intervention and the 2005 World Summit

  title={Whither the Responsibility to Protect? Humanitarian Intervention and the 2005 World Summit},
  author={Alex J. Bellamy},
  journal={Ethics \& International Affairs},
  pages={143 - 169}
  • A. Bellamy
  • Published 1 June 2006
  • Political Science
  • Ethics & International Affairs
At the 2005 World Summit, the world‘s leaders committed themselves to the “responsibility to protect”, recognizing both that all states have a responsibility to protect their citizens from genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity and that the UN should help states to discharge this responsibility using either peaceful means or enforcement action. This declaration ostensibly marks an important milestone in the relationship between sovereignty and human rights but its… 


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