The Responsibility to Protect (R2p): A New Paradigm of by Peter Hilpold

By Peter Hilpold

After having been brought through the document of the foreign fee on Intervention and country Sovereignty (ICISS) in 2001 and after its confirmation through the UN international Summit in 2005 the concept that of R2P has came upon vast approval either through overseas legislation doctrine and perform. it really is reasonable to claim that foreign legislation considering has been profoundly stimulated by means of this new strategy. still, many questions during this regard are nonetheless open. during this quantity foreign attorneys speak about a sequence of primary element of R2P: the old size, the connection among R2P and common foreign legislation and the dynamics surrounding this idea. specifically it is going to be tested during which course this idea will most likely evolve. members are: Alex Bellamy, Enzo Cannizzaro, Martina Caroni, Thomas Cottier, Hans-Georg Dederer, Fernand de Varennes, Oliver Diggelmann, Caro Focarelli, Andrea Gattini, Hans-Joachim Heintze, Peter Hilpold, Karolina Januszewski, Stefan Kadelbach, Federico Lenzerini, Manfred Nowak, Karin Oellers-Frahm, Nadakavukren Scheffer, Peter-Tobias Stoll, and Lotta Viikari

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This idea had to be sold to politics, and for that it had to be newly dressed up. As is known, in international law, perhaps more than in other branch of the law, for a situation to be consensually regulated it can be decisive to find the appropriate conceptual frame and terminology. ”100 In the case of R2P the vocabulary was ably chosen so that broad political acceptance came about very rapidly. Once generally accepted, R2P was, however, only more in need of definition. 101 Unfortunately, in law, and even more so in international law, such an approach is most often useless.

On this basis a no-fly zone was enforced which was used, beyond the authorization by the sc, to bring about regime change in Libya. Was this intervention a success? At first sight and from a military perspective we can say yes. Thereby a cruel and corrupt regime, responsible for grave human rights abuses and the sponsoring of terrorism was removed. At the same time, however, it cannot be ignored that this intervention and the ensuing large-scale availability of weaponry, coming mostly from looted state armouries, fuelled further violence and also to a considerable extent destabilized neighbouring countries.

As with many other concepts in international law the legal nature of R2P cannot be simply deduced from Art. 38 of the icj Statute regulating the sources of international law. 98 97 98 See in this regard L. Glanville, The Responsibility to Protect beyond Borders, 2012. With regard to the icj judgment in Bosnia vs. J. Bellamy, The Responsibility to Protect – Five Years On, in: 24 Ethics & International Affairs 2/2010, pp. 143–169. In this regard, Bruno Simma has aptly remarked: “Zwar haben sich…bestimmte formalisierte Verfahren der Rechtsschöpfung herausgebildet.

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