publication . Article . 2016

R2P in the UN Security Council: Darfur, Libya and beyond

Gifkins, J;
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  • Published: 01 Jun 2016
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
It has been argued that consensus on the responsibility to protect (R2P) was lost in the UN Security Council as a result of the NATO-led intervention in Libya in 2011. This argument assumes that there was more agreement on R2P before the Libyan intervention than there was afterwards. Yet a close examination of the Security Council’s use of language on R2P shows the opposite: R2P was highly contentious within the Security Council prior to the Libyan intervention, and less so afterwards. Not only has the Council used R2P language more frequently since 2011, but also negotiating this language has become quicker and easier. To demonstrate this I compare negotiations...
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