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Sovereignty as Authority: State Support for R2P

  • Aidan HehirEmail author
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Abstract

This chapter analyses the manner in which the Security Council has engaged with Responsibility to Protect (R2P) and argue that this engagement evidences two trends. First, the Security Council has employed R2P—in both Resolutions and Presidential Statements—only to refer to the host state’s primary responsibility for the protection of human rights; it has never iterated a link between its invocation of Pillars I and II, and Pillar III. Pronounced disagreements over the meaning of Pilar III continue to impede its influence and its use. Second, the P5 have consistently resisted accepting anything approximating a duty to respond to intra-state crises, and have continued to preserve their discretionary entitlement to take remedial action.

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  1. 1.Department of Politics and International RelationsUniversity of WestminsterLondonUK

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