BISA Working Group on Intervention and R2P Annual Workshop

BISA Working Group on Intervention and The Responsibility to Protect
Annual Workshop
European Centre for the Responsibility to Protect
University of Leeds
Friday 21 September 2018
The BISA Working Group on Intervention and The Responsibiltiy to Protect will be holding its first annual one-day workshop and would welcome papers on intervention and the R2P.
Please send abstracts of 250 words and a 100-word bio to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 15 July 2018.
This year the general theme will be ‘alternatives to military intervention under R2P’. The choice of topic is because much of the R2P literature to date has focused on the military (and often contentious) aspects of R2P. At this event, papers will explore the case for non-military ways of addressing mass atrocities, under the second and third pillars of R2P. This will include both the ‘reactive’ measures of R2P, as well as some of the ‘preventive’ ones, specifically those concerned with ‘direct’ or ‘imminent’ prevention. There is potential to create a special issue as an output from the workshop.
There will also be some general sessions, for those members who are working on other topics related to intervention and R2P.
Possible topics include:
• UN sanctions
• Peace vs justice
• The UN’s relationship with the International Criminal Court
• Regional organisations and R2P
• UN Security Council practices in responding to mass atrocity crimes
• Legitimacy and the implementation of R2P
• Unarmed civilian peacekeeping
• Any other topics connected to R2P and intervention
Attendance and participation is not limited to members of BISA or the working group.
Lunch will be provided on the day.
The winners of the annual book and ECR article awards will also be announced.
The IR2P Working Group will also award two annual prizes for excellent research on intervention and R2P. There is a prize for the best book (monograph or edited collection) and a prize for the best article by an ECR (current PhD student or within two years of PhD submission). Self-nominations are welcome. For the full details and regulations click here.
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