ISSN 2532-3474 - Padova University Press

Fixing Responsibility to Protect: Lessons from and Proposals for the Case of Libya

TitleFixing Responsibility to Protect: Lessons from and Proposals for the Case of Libya
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsCantini, N., & Zavialov D.
Secondary TitlePeace Human Rights Governance
Volume2
Issue1
Pagination75-96
Date Published03/2018
PublisherPadova University Press
Place PublishedPadova, IT
ISSN Number2532-3474
KeywordsLibya, Migration, Refugees, Responsibility to Protect, SPCP, UNHCR
Abstract

The intervention of the international community into the developments of the Libyan civil war in 2011 has presented the scholarship with the chance to analyse an exemplary case of application of the principle of Responsibility to Protect. The authors of this research inquire into the theoretical background of this principle, examine the way it was implemented in Libya, discuss the political, legal and moral sides of the phenomenon and scrutinize the impact of the 2011 intervention on the dramatic events witnessed in the country thereafter. The authors support their speculations on the latter issue by conducting the analysis of the problems related to the uncontrolled refugee situation in Libya and the reaction of the international community to this matter within the context of the implementation of the principle of Responsibility to Protect. The paper proposes instances of reform for the institutional apparatus implementing Responsibility to Protect, concrete tools for addressing the current refugee crisis in Libya and set the marker for further research

URLhttp://phrg.padovauniversitypress.it/2018/1/4
DOI10.14658/pupj-phrg-2018-1-4
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