New Forms of Sovereignty and the Right to Protect (R2P)

Posted on June 15, 2011

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‘The R2P doctrine is still a vague and dangerous notion that may be open to abuse. We must, therefore, encourage statesmen, politicians, lawyers and philosophers, to define the R2P doctrine in clear, concise, and very limited formulae. Only such specific terms will enable us to obtain a fine balance between charitable assistance, respect for innocent lives, and the all-important notion of the sovereignty of a state’

Prof. Dr. Ingrid Detter de Frankopan is Emeritus Professor of International Law at Stockholm University and sometime Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall and of St. Antony’s College, Oxford.  She is now a practising Barrister in London.  She holds two doctorates, a D.Phil. from Oxford and a Jur. Dr. degree from Stockholm, as well as a Licence en droit from Paris and a Diploma in European Law from Turin.  She has published fourteen books on international law, including The Law of War, published by Cambridge University Press.  She presented a paper at the Thomas More Institute recently entitled New Forms of Sovereignty and the Right to Protect (R2P).  Read the entire paper here.

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