Sharing the Responsibility to Protect: Taking Stock and Moving Forward
in G. Zyberi (ed.), An Institutional Approach to the Responsibility to Protect (Cambridge University Press, 2013), pp. 511-530
16 Pages Posted: 2 Mar 2017
Date Written: June 23, 2013
Instead of providing a summary of the previous discussions, this last chapter sets out to discuss a number of selected issues which are of importance to RtoP’s current status and further development. First, the chapter provides a brief discussion of specific aspects of core crimes falling under RtoP. A number of theoretical and practical issues are addressed in turn, including the multi-layered nature of RtoP obligations, early warning and assessment capabilities, entrenching a culture of accountability, timely and decisive response mechanisms and uncertainties and problems arising from sharing RtoP obligations among the different levels and relevant actors.
Keywords: Responsibility to protect, shared responsibility, international law
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