14/12/2023 - Does Responsibility to Protect (R2P) have a future?

The department of International Relations and European Studies (IRES) cordially invites you to the roundtable discussion with Cecilia Jacob “Does Responsibility to Protect (R2P) have a future?”.

WHEN: 14 December, 2023; 17:00

WHERE: MUP Prague-Strašnice building, Dubečská 90/10, Room 117

MODERATOR: Šárka Kolmašová

From the prolonged war in Syria to recent wars in Ukraine and Gaza, states have shown a blatant disregard for international laws of war and human rights. The Responsibility to Protect (R2P) doctrine was approved by Member States to avoid the mass targeting of civilians, including war crimes and crimes against humanity, that we continue to witness.

What role does R2P currently play in global security politics?
What do recent wars tell us about the status of the R2P norm and the future mass atrocity prevention in global politics?

Cecilia Jacob is Associate Professor in the Department of International Relations at the Australian National University. Her work focuses on civilian protection, mass atrocity prevention, and international human protection norms. Cecilia has worked as a Consultant for the United Nations Joint Office on the Prevention of Genocide and the Responsibility to Protect and has been a visiting fellow at the Institute for Ethics Law and Armed Conflict at the University of Oxford.