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CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS: Civilian Protection and the Anatomy of the Responsibility to Protect Doctrine in the 21st Century

CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS  Proposal Submission Deadline: November 30, 2021  Title: Civilian Protection and the Anatomy of the Responsibility to Protect Doctrine in the  21st Century  Editors: Nicholas Idris ERAMEH, PhD & Prof. Victor OJAKOROTU  Department of Political Studies & International Relations, North West University,  Mafikeng Campus, South Africa  BACKGROUND  Since the post-cold war era, no other international human rights framework has received wider  acceptance like the Responsibility to Protect doctrine (RtoP). The RtoP, which has its roots in the  horrors of Rwanda and Kosovo killings, resonated as a time-honored framework in protecting the  civilian population faced with imminent threats of War crimes, Ethnic Cleansing Crimes against  Humanity, and Genocide. Before adopting the RtoP, a series of arguments and counter-arguments  had dominated discourse regarding its legality, considering state claims to sovereignty as enshrined  in the United Nations charter. Since its adoption via the World Summit Outcome Document of  2005, the doctrine has remained spotlighted among security experts, heads of governments,  diplomats, and even academics. While some scholars have argued that the RtoP marks a landmark  in responding to mass atrocities against the civilian population in the post-cold war era (Evans  2008; Orford 2013), others have raised fears about its implication […]

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