The Responsibility to Protect goes way beyond a mere political and legal framework for the use of force in cases of mass atrocities. On the contrary, as it focuses on conflict prevention. Democracy, i.e. first and foremost the peaceful transfer of governmental authority, plays a key role in this connection. At the same time, one must not underestimate the potential detrimental impact of elections in countries and situations marked by ethnic, cultural, or religious tensions.
Saturday, December 2, 2017
Janik: The Responsibility to Protect, Conflict Prevention, and the ius ad bellum: What Role for Democracy?
Ralph R.A. Janik (Univ. of Vienna - Law) has posted The Responsibility to Protect, Conflict Prevention, and the ius ad bellum: What Role for Democracy? (in Gerechte Intervention? Zwischen Gewaltverbot und Schutzverantwortung, Stephanie Fenkart, Heinz Gärtner, & Hannes Swoboda eds., pp. 167-190, 2017). Here's the abstract: