Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The Responsibility to Protect Doctrine (R2P)
by Kine, Fatou, M.A., The American University of Paris (France), 2014, 83; 10305887
Abstract (Summary)

The tragic mass murders that took place in Rwanda and Srebrenica in the 1990s shed light on the shortcomings and limits of peacekeeping operations, as well as the global community's collective responsibility to protect civilians in conflict zones. Those events led to the invention of the "Responsibility to Protect" (R2P) doctrine and worldwide acceptance of United Nations (UN) peacekeepers’ use of force to protect civilians in conflict zones. The "Responsibility to Protect" principle aims at providing a legal and ethical basis for humanitarian intervention. This thesis looks at the position that the notion of "Responsibility to Protect" occupies in international law and how it has modified peacekeeping practice on an operational tier.

KEYWORDS: R2P, PROTECTION OF CIVILIANS, CONFLICT ZONES, UNITED NATIONS (UN), PEACEKEEPING OPERATIONS, USE OF FORCE

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Trinquand, Dominique
Commitee:
School: The American University of Paris (France)
School Location: France
Source: MAI 56/02M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Public policy
Keywords: Conflict zones, Peacekeeping operations, Protection of civilians, R2P, United Nations, Use of force
Publication Number: 10305887
ISBN: 978-1-369-49451-8
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