Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Call for Papers: Responsibility to Protect in Theory and Practice

The Faculty of Law of the University of Ljubljana has issued a call for papers for a conference on "Responsibility to Protect in Theory and Practice," to take place April 11-12, 2013. Here's the call:


Faculty of Law, University of Ljubljana invites abstract submissions for consideration for a two day international conference entitled Responsibility to Protect in Theory and Practice Conference. This is an opportunity for scholars and practitioners from a range of disciplines (legal, political science, military and security studies…) to engage in an interdisciplinary academic debate on the concept of Responsibility to Protect (RtoP). The conference will be held at the Faculty of Law in Ljubljana, Slovenia on April 11-12, 2013. The topics covered by the conference include, but are not limited to:

  • Lessons learned from the current application of RtoP in practice;
  • Interconnection of RtoP with the UN Charter;
  • Veto in the UN Security Council – Other avenues for action to protect civilian populations;
  • The RtoP and international criminal court – A partnership? Role of civil society in implementation of RtoP;
  • Other examples of the need to protect the civilian population – is extension of the RtoP concept possible/desirable?

Abstracts for papers must be no longer than 350 words in length. We also encourage individuals at an earlier stage of their career to send abstracts for poster presentations at the conference, which should be no longer than 200 words in length.

All abstracts should be submitted by Wednesday, October 31, 2012 through email to R2P@pf.uni-lj.si. The submission must include the name and title of the author, position, name and address of the current institution of employment, and a short biography.

Successful applicants will be informed by November 15, 2012. The authors selected for presentation of their papers at the conference will be expected to submit completed papers with maximum 8,000 words in length by Friday, February 1, 2013. The selected papers and poster abstracts will be published in the conference journal.

Please address any further enquiries regarding the conference and the call for papers and poster presentations to R2P@pf.uni-lj.si.