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The Responsibility to Prevent: Overcoming the Challenges of Atrocity Prevention

Serena K. Sharma and Jennifer M. Welsh


Drawing on contributions from an international group of academics and practitioners, this edited collection seeks to improve our knowledge of how to operationalize the responsibility to prevent (R2P). The volume is divided into three parts. The first part addresses conceptual issues, including debates over the appropriate scope and substance of R2P’s preventive dimension. The second section explores some of the tools that can be used, and have been used, to prevent the escalation of dynamics towards the commission of atrocity crimes (tools such as sanctions, mediation, international criminal j ... More

Keywords: R2P, United Nations, responsibility to prevent, crimes, targeted, systemic, genocide, ethnic cleansing, war crimes, crimes against humanity

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Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198717782
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717782.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Serena K. Sharma, editor
Lecturer, King's College London

Jennifer M. Welsh, editor
Professor and Chair in International Relations at the European University Institute, Italy and a Senior Research Fellow at Somerville College, Oxford

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Serena K. Sharma and Jennifer M. Welsh

Part I Concepts and Capacities

1 Conceptualizing the Responsibility to Prevent

Ruben Reike, Serena K. Sharma, and Jennifer M. Welsh

Part II Targeted Preventive Tools

4 Mediation and Sanctions

Jennifer M. Welsh

Part III Case Studies

9 The Responsibility to Prevent Atrocity Crimes

Walter Lotze and Alexandra Martins

11 Guinea

Naomi Kikoler


Serena K. Sharma and Jennifer M. Welsh

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