The Responsibility to Protect: Norms, Laws and the Use of Force in International Politics

The Responsibility to Protect: Norms, Laws and the Use of Force in International Politics

by Ramesh Thakur
     
 

This volume is a collection of the key writings of Professor Ramesh Thakur on norms and laws regulating the international use of force.

The adoption of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) principle by world leaders assembled at the UN summit in 2005 is widely acknowledged to represent one of the great normative advances in international politics since 1945. The

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Overview

This volume is a collection of the key writings of Professor Ramesh Thakur on norms and laws regulating the international use of force.

The adoption of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) principle by world leaders assembled at the UN summit in 2005 is widely acknowledged to represent one of the great normative advances in international politics since 1945. The author has been involved in this shift from the dominant norm of non-intervention to R2P as an actor, public intellectual and academic and has been a key thinker in this process. These essays represent the author's writings on R2P, including reference to test cases as they arose, such as with Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar in 2008.

Comprising essays by a key thinker and agent in the Responsibility to Protect debates, this book will be of much interest to students of international politics, human rights, international law, war and conflict studies, international security and IR in general.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415781695
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/25/2011
Series:
Global Politics and the Responsibility to Protect Series
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Norms and Laws in International Relations 2. Non-Intervention in International Relations: A Case Study 3. Kosovo, Humanitarian Intervention and the Challenge of World Order (with Albrecht Schnabel) 4. Global Norms and International Humanitarian Law: An Asian Perspective 5. Intervention, Sovereignty and the Responsibility to Protect: Experiences from ICISS 6. In Defence of The Responsibility to Protect 7. Collective Security and the Use of Force: Reflections on the Report of the High-Level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change 8. The Responsibility to Protect and Prosecute: The Parallel Erosion of Sovereignty and Impunity (with Vesselin Popovski) 9. R2P: From Idea to Norm—and Action? (with Thomas G. Weiss) 10. The Responsibility to Protect and the North-South Divide 11. R2P and the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict 12. Conclusion: Normative Incoherence, Inconsistency and Contestation

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