publication . Article . 2015

International Responses to Human Protection Crises: Responsibility to Protect and the Emerging Protection Regime

Alex J. Bellamy;
Open Access English
  • Published: 04 Nov 2015
  • Publisher: Centro de Estudos Sociais da Universidade de Coimbra
This essay examines contemporary debates about human protection by the UN Security Council and others in response to major humanitarian crises. It argues that there are clear signs of an emerging international human protection regime in the evolving practice of the Security Council and suggests that this regime is based on an accommodation between different moral accounts of humanitarian intervention. The first section examines some of the legal and moral debates that have arisen with respect to military intervention for protection purposes. The second section briefly reviews the Security Council’s practice and reveals an emerging new politics of protection. The...
free text keywords: human protection, humanitarian crisis, humanitarian intervention, Security Council, United Nations, Public administration, Use of force, Responsibility to protect, Political science, Accommodation, business.industry, business, Politics
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