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Published: 15 December 2011

448 Pages


ISBN: 9780199797769

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The Responsibility to Protect

Jared Genser, Honourable Irwin Cotler, M.P., Prefaced by Desmond Tutu, and Prefaced by Václav Havel

  • Includes a preface by Desmond Tutu and Václav Havel
  • A thorough and comprehensive treatment of the still-emerging "RtoP" doctrine whereby the international community may intervene when a given nation fails to protect its own citizens from mass atrocities, through graduated measures up to and including the potential use of force as a last resort
  • Balances its proposals by presenting differing viewpoints on this contentious subject
  • Provides case studies to demonstrate how the "RtoP" principle works in practice
  • Accessible to students and professors of international law but practical enough for use by international organizations, NGOs, and think tanks

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