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Special Problems III: The Question of Using Military Force in the Frame of the Responsibility to Protect

Glanville, Luke


This chapter examines the ethics and politics of using military force to protect populations from mass atrocities. I trace the emergence of the concept of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P), observing its deep historical roots as well as its rapid development in recent years. I then explore ongoing ethical and political debates concerning R2P and the use of force. I observe that, while virtually all states agree that the suffering of vulnerable populations should be a matter of international...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: The Ashgate Research Companion to Military Ethics
DOI: 10.4324/9781315613246-14


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