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The People vs. the State: Reflections on UN Authority, US Power and the Responsibility to Protect

Thakur, Ramesh

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Responsibility to Protect (R2P) aims to convert international conscience into timely and decisive collective action to rescue vulnerable communities. The choice is not whether international interventions will take place but where, when, how and under whose authority. Given the nature and victims of modern armed conflict, protection of civilians and populations at risk of mass atrocities is a core United Nations imperative. But while the UN has international authority, it lacks military power....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Book
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/217777

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