The Responsibility to Protect and Prosecute

The Political Sustainability of Liberal Norms in an Age of Shifting Power balances

Funding Body

Aidan Hehir (University of Westminster); Jason Ralph (University of Leeds); Adrian Gallagher (University of Leeds); James Pattison (University of Manchester)

Award Value

This project focuses on R2P and the International Criminal Court as examples of what it calls the liberal trajectory of contemporary international society. This captures the sense in which the meaning of sovereignty has changed and the state’s right to govern is now contingent on it fulfilling certain responsibilities to its population. The question of who decides when a state is unwilling or unable to meet those responsibilities and what action ‘the international community’ should take has, however, proven extremely contentious.

The project comprises of 9 workshops held at the Universities of Westminster, Leeds and Manchester from November 2013 to October 2016. More details on the Leeds University website

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