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The Responsibility to Protect in Libya and Syria: Mass Atrocities, Human Protection, and International Law

The Responsibility to Protect in Libya and Syria: Mass Atrocities, Human Protection, and International Law
 

This book offers a novel and contemporary examination of the `responsibility to protect' (R2P) doctrine from an international legal perspective and analyses how the doctrine was applied within the Libyan and Syrian conflicts as two recent and highly significant R2P cases. The boo... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781138618657
Barcode 9781138618657
Release Date 18 December 2019 by Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Nahlawi, Yasmine
Series Routledge Research in International Law
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ISBN-13 9781138618657
ISBN-10 1138618659
Stock Release date is 18 December 2019
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Routledge
Release Date 18 December 2019
International Release Date 2 February 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Nahlawi, Yasmine
Series Routledge Research in International Law
Category Politics & Government
International Law
International Human Rights Law
Number of Pages 208
Dimensions Width: 159mm
Height: 235mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
ONIX Text College/higher education
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

This book offers a novel and contemporary examination of the `responsibility to protect' (R2P) doctrine from an international legal perspective and analyses how the doctrine was applied within the Libyan and Syrian conflicts as two recent and highly significant R2P cases. The book dissects each of R2P's three component pillars to examine their international legal underpinnings, drawing upon diverse legal frameworks - including the laws of the UN, laws of international organisations, human rights law, humanitarian law, criminal law, environmental law, and laws of State responsibility - to extract conclusions regarding existing and emerging host and third-State obligations to prevent and react to mass atrocity crimes. It uses this legal grounding to critically examine specific aspects of the Libyan and Syrian R2P cases, engaging with some of the more traditional debates surrounding R2P's application, most notably those that pertain to the use of force (or lack thereof), but also exploring some of the less-researched non-military methods that were or could have been employed by States and international organisations to uphold the doctrine. Such an analysis captures the diversity in the means and actors through which R2P can be implemented and allows for the extraction of more nuanced conclusions regarding the doctrine's strengths and limitations, gaps in enforceability, levels of State support, and future trajectory. The book will be of interest to scholars and students in the field of international law and human rights law.

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Author's Bio

Dr Yasmine Nahlawi is Research & Policy Coordinator at Rethink Rebuild Society through which she serves as an analyst and expert commentator on the Syrian R2P situation. She has presented in both UK and EU Parliaments and appears regularly on television and radio forums including Channel 4 and various BBC programmes to comment upon developments within the conflict. She holds a PhD in Public International Law and an LLM in International Legal Studies from Newcastle University, as well as a BSc in Political Science from Eastern Michigan University.

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