Aidan Hehir

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The recent “In Theory” series on the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) highlighted that arguments for R2P’s efficacy are primarily based on its having prompted a proliferation of supportive statements rather than effective action and tangible results. R2P has undoubtedly garnered widespread state support, but there is a glaring disconnect between this rhetorical affirmation and the egregious human suffering that still characterizes contemporary international politics.

On what basis can we say that R2P is a “huge breakthrough,” as Gareth Evans asserted? Statistical evidence certainly doesn’t support these claims; the Uppsala Conflict Data Program’s extensive quantitative study released in 2015 noted starkly, “The last five years have seen a dramatic increase in organized violence.”  Likewise, in the last year myriad reports — from organizations such as Amnesty International, the International Crisis Group, UNHCR, the Red Cross and Human Rights Watch — have detailed an increase in state-sponsored violence and repression, and a pronounced lack of will among the “international community” to respond to these crises.…  Seguir leyendo »