Responsibilities to Protect

Responsibilities to Protect

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Following the humanitarian horrors of the 1990s, the international community began to seek consensus on a new norm to help address the tension between upholding the sovereign right of states to administer their own internal affairs, and the pressing need for civilian populations to be protected from their own government in certain situations. The result was the responsibility to protect initiative from the UN, accepted as an emerging norm and based on existing legal structures although not itself necessarily accepted as law. This volume looks not only at the humanitarian-inspired interventions of the past 15 years, such as those that took place under the Force for Good banner of the UK Government under New Labour, but also looks at what this has meant for the people actually involved in doing them. What responsibilities do states have towards their own soldiers when sending them to protect a€˜othera€™ people? Should that protections extend to moral and psychological protection as well as physical protection, and if so, how? How far does the duty go when considering the protection of onea€™s own citizens who have deliberately placed themselves in harma€™s way, such as journalists who have chosen to leave the safety of a protected area? What happens when institutions are faced with the choice of protecting their people or their reputation? What does it feel like for the inhabitants of a state who become a€˜protecteda€™ by the international community?Later Persia announced its use of the lion and red sun symbol and in 1929 all three of these symbols were recognised.37 Israel ... In December 2005 the parties to the Geneva Conventions. 32 United Kingdom dcdc, The Joint Service Manual of the Law of Armed Conflict jsp 383, 2004 edition (jcdc: Swindon, 2004), 7.15.1.

Title:Responsibilities to Protect
Author:David Whetham, Bradley J. Strawser
Publisher:Hotei Publishing - 2015-03-27


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