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The Responsibility to Protect: a Western idea?

O'Hagan, Jacinta


The Responsibility to Protect has been hailed as one of the most significant normative developments in world politics since 1945, a �normative breakthrough that lays the foundation for a new international politics of mass atrocities�. Its endorsement at the 2005 United Nations World Summit provided an unprecedented acknowledgement by the global community that such responsibilities exist. This endorsement of R2P represents a quintessential cosmopolitan moment in world politics � it demonstrated...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Theorising the Responsibility to Protect
DOI: 10.1017/CBO9781139644518


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