Leadership and The Responsibility to Protect

Authored by: Abiodun Williams , Jonas Claes

THE ROUTLEDGE HANDBOOK OF THE RESPONSIBILITY TO PROTECT

Print publication date:  June  2012
Online publication date:  June  2012

Print ISBN: 9780415600750
eBook ISBN: 9780203117637
Adobe ISBN: 9781136304873

10.4324/9780203117637.ch10

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Abstract

The Responsibility to Protect (R2P) is a signal achievement of the twenty-first century. Though its roots can be traced to earlier times, the principle did not mature or acquire normative significance until the arrival of the new millennium. Leadership was instrumental in conceptualizing, bridging divergent interests, and mobilizing political support before the heads of state and government unanimously adopted R2P at the 2005 UN World Summit. Few would have predicted that in five short years R2P would be at the heart of the international debate about protecting human beings against conscience-shocking violations of human rights, involving large-scale loss of life.

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