Responsibility to Protect

The Global Moral Compact for the 21st Century

  • Editors
  • Richard H. Cooper
  • Juliette Voïnov Kohler

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction: The Responsibility to Protect

    1. Richard H. Cooper, Juliette Voïnov Kohler
      Pages 1-12
  3. The Responsibility to Protect: Roots and Rationale

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Gareth Evans
      Pages 15-29
    3. Susan E. Mayer
      Pages 43-60
    4. Aaron Dorfman, Ruth Messinger
      Pages 61-75
  4. Where the Rubber Hits the Road: The Responsibility to Protect in Northern Uganda,Darfur,and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. And Iraq?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. Herbert F. Weiss
      Pages 115-128
    3. William F. Schulz
      Pages 145-159
  5. Moving the Responsibility to Protect from Rhetoric to Action: What it Means for Philanthropy, the United States, and the International Community

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
    2. Adele Simmons, April Donnellan
      Pages 163-178
    3. Lee Feinstein, Erica De Bruin
      Pages 179-198
    4. Joe Volk, Scott Stedjan
      Pages 199-218
    5. William Pace, Nicole Deller, Sapna Chhatpar
      Pages 219-241
    6. Richard H. Cooper, Juliette Voïnov Kohler
      Pages 243-262
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 263-271

About this book


In 2005, the international community unanimously endorsed a revolutionary norm that has the potential to end genocide and other atrocity crimes in our time. Despite its endorsement at the highest political level and the general feeling of the American public that "something needs to be done" to prevent and stop atrocity crimes, the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) is very much absent from public thinking and the political agenda in the United States. Written by a stellar cast of authors, this book informs the public and leadership about R2P and its potential. It will also influence the academic, community and political debates by providing crucial insights on how to move R2P from rhetoric to action.


conflict crime intervention Policy prevention United Nations

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