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Monday, July 25 • 2:15pm - 3:30pm
G5: The Responsibility to Protect: An Emerging Norm in International Humanitarian Law?

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Target Audience: Librarians who support students, faculty, and attorneys working in the areas of international law or humanitarian law specifically

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will list the key features of the doctrine of Responsibility to Protect.
2. Participants will create a research plan in International Humanitarian Law.

The purpose of the Responsibility to Protect doctrine is to prevent mass atrocities by placing a duty upon state actors to protect their citizens. When individual states fail in this duty, it is the collective responsibility of the international community to respond. This response may include, in an exceptional case, military intervention. Gareth Evans, a former Foreign Minister of Australia, and the former President of the International Crisis Group, has promoted this development in International Humanitarian Law. The Responsibility to Protect is an emerging norm with an uncertain future. Its status has been a subject of debate in the United Nations General Assembly. This program will discuss its development, its application or misapplication, and its future as a mechanism to prevent mass atrocities. The program will also provide a strategy for researching a cutting-edge topic in International Humanitarian Law.


Monday July 25, 2011 2:15pm - 3:30pm
PCC-Room 204(B)

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