The Future of The Responsibility To Protect

  • Michael Morison

Abstract

To the surprise of its supporters the 2005 World Summit in New York endorsed the Responsibility to Protect doctrine (R2P) put to it by the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty (ICISS). That 2005 World Summit Outcome document was later endorsed at the 60th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). The document stipulated the three pillars of R2P as being:
1.The State carries the primary responsibilityfor protecting populations from genocide,war crimes, crimes against humanity andethnic cleansing, and their incitement;
2.The international community has aresponsibility to encourage and assistStates in fulfilling this responsibility;
3.The international community has aresponsibility to use appropriatediplomatic, humanitarian and other meansto protect populations from these crimes. Ifa State is manifestly failing to protect itspopulations, the international communitymust be prepared to take collective actionto protect populations, in accordance withthe Charter of the United Nations

Abstract

To the surprise of its supporters the 2005 World Summit in New York endorsed the Responsibility to Protect doctrine (R2P) put to it by the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty (ICISS). That 2005 World Summit Outcome document was later endorsed at the 60th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). The document stipulated the three pillars of R2P as being:
1.The State carries the primary responsibilityfor protecting populations from genocide,war crimes, crimes against humanity andethnic cleansing, and their incitement;
2.The international community has aresponsibility to encourage and assistStates in fulfilling this responsibility;
3.The international community has aresponsibility to use appropriatediplomatic, humanitarian and other meansto protect populations from these crimes. Ifa State is manifestly failing to protect itspopulations, the international communitymust be prepared to take collective actionto protect populations, in accordance withthe Charter of the United Nations

Published
2018-01-24
How to Cite
MORISON, Michael. The Future of The Responsibility To Protect. GSTF Journal of Law and Social Sciences (JLSS), [S.l.], v. 6, n. 1, jan. 2018. ISSN 2251-2861. Available at: <http://dl6.globalstf.org/index.php/jlss/article/view/1228>. Date accessed: 20 aug. 2018.