Responsibility to protect

Norm Robustness and the Responsibility to Protect

Journal of Global Security Studies, Volume 4, Issue 1, 1 January 2019, Pages 53–72  Abstract This article begins by critically assessing some of the current measures used to evaluate the status and impact of the Responsibility to Protect (RtoP). It then lays the groundwork for a deeper examination of RtoP’s strength by specifying what kind […]

The Responsibility to Protect at 10: Glass Half Empty, or Half Full?

A version of this post will appear in the no. 2 (June) 2016 issue of The International Spectator, a special issue which focuses on R2P.   When heads of state and government articulated the principle of the responsibility to protect (RtoP) at the World Summit of 2005, they were signaling an intention to move away from […]

Embedded Troops and the Use of Force in Syria: International and Domestic Law Questions

Cross-posted from EJIL: Talk!   Editor’s Notes: This post was written before the announcement earlier this week that the UK had conducted a drone strike against members of Islamic State in Syria in August. Commentary on that latest development will follow later.   As Rob McLaughlin noted in his post, UK military pilots, (as well as other UK military […]