R2P3: protecting, prosecuting or palliating in mass atrocity situations?

Mills, K. (2013) R2P3: protecting, prosecuting or palliating in mass atrocity situations? Journal of Human Rights, 12(3), pp. 333-356. (doi: 10.1080/14754835.2013.812421)

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Much focus has been put on the responsibility of the international community to protect civilians from genocide and other mass atrocities. However, the so-called responsibility to protect is only one of three human-rights-related responsibilities the international community has taken on in such situations. The other two—prosecuting those who commit mass atrocity crimes and providing humanitarian assistance to those affected by these situations—also address key human rights and humanitarian issues. Yet, these three sets of norms and practices are not necessarily mutually supportive. They may at times undermine each other or, at the very least, pose significant conundrums for policymakers and practitioners.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Mills, Dr Kurt
Authors: Mills, K.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Politics
Journal Name:Journal of Human Rights
Publisher:Taylor and Francis
ISSN (Online):1475-4843
Published Online:22 August 2013

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
560011International Responses to Mass Atrocities in Africa: Responsibility to Protect, Prosecute, and PalliateKurt MillsThe Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland (CARNEGIE)Prof A Miller 3SPS - POLITICS
446901Responsibility to protect, to prosecute or to feed - evaluating the interaction of normative frameworksKurt MillsBritish Academy (BRIT-ACAD)SG-45929SPS - POLITICS