MANCEPT research seminar - Thursday 18 February - “Beyond Reforms: Implementing the Responsibility to Protect” - Bola Adediran (University of Manchester)
|Dates:||18 February 2016|
|Times:||16:00 - 18:00|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||School of Social Sciences|
The next MANCEPT research seminar will be on Thursday 18 February, when our very own Bola Adediran will give a presentation titled “Beyond Reforms: Implementing the Responsibility to Protect”.
The seminar starts at 4pm in the Arthur Lewis Building 2nd floor boardroom.
The presentation will be followed by a question and answer session that will finish at around 5.30pm.
We will go for a drink afterwards and then dinner at Don Giovanni. If you’d like to come to dinner, please let me know before noon on Wednesday 17 February.
ABSTRACT: It is more than ten years since the largest gathering of world leaders in history endorsed the principles of the responsibility to protect (RtoP) in three paragraphs of the Outcome Document from the Summit. Since 2005, the value of R2P to the prevention of mass atrocity crimes has been contested. In the ensuing debate about the failures and successes of the doctrine, what has remained a thematic point of convergence for both advocates and naysayers alike is the destabilising influence the Security Council has had on the development of the norm and the necessity of a reform to the organisation(either structurally or to its working methods) or its replacement by a more democratic and efficient institution. This paper assesses the moral and practical credentials of these suggested alternatives to the Security Council. Ideas such as a concert of democracies, a humanitarian council and a judicial body have been mooted. I will argue that these alternative arrangements encounter several major problems of their own. I will argue that reconstituting the role of regional organisations in mass atrocity preventions holds greater promise to the development of RtoP.
Dr Stephanie Collins
Lecturer in Political Theory
Politics, School of Social Sciences
University of Manchester
Phone: 0161 306 8028
Organisation: University of Manchester
Travel and Contact Information
2nd floor Boardroom
Arthur Lewis Building