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The Responsibility to Protect and Prosecute: The Parallel Erosion of Sovereignty and Impunity

Popovski, Vesselin; Thakur, Ramesh


The above lines are among the most popular and widely quoted lines of poetry in the English language. As well as the beauty of language, they have a haunting relevance for contemporary international politics. The multilateral system of global governance centred on the United Nations is in danger of falling apart. In that case, the problem of international anarchy will intensify. Yet in part the system is starting to unravel because of the spread of anarchy within the sovereign...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: The Global Community Yearbook of International Law and Jurisprudence 2007
Access Rights: Open Access


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