The Responsibility to Protect at 10: The Challenge of Protecting the World’s Most Vulnerable Populations

March 2nd, 2015

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March 8-9, 2015
Hassenfeld Conference Center – Brandeis University

The Responsibility to Protect principle, adopted by leaders across the globe in 2005, recognizes that the international community has a role to play when sovereign states fail to protect their own populations from genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing, and crimes against humanity. As R2P reaches its ten-year milestone, many questions remain about the principle’s legitimacy, implementation and potential abuse. This conference is designed to bring together leading scholars and global actors to share ideas and experiences about both philosophical and practical aspects of R2P. Thematic sessions will include: “R2P: Ethical Considerations;” “New Actors and Vulnerable Populations;” “The International Arena;” “Implementation of R2P: Practical Challenges;” “
R2P in the Real World” (a double panel with presentations on Kosovo, Somalia, North Korea, Syria, Iraq, and the Central African Republic); and “Justice and Accountability.” The conference will end with a plenary discussion focused on “The Future of R2P and Global Governance.”

For more information, visit http://webtest.brandeis.edu/ethics/internationaljustice/R2P/DetailedSchedule.html


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