Humanitarian intervention and R2P

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The Rwandan genocide, which saw the international community fail to prevent or halt the slaughter of 800,000 people over a 100 day period,1 was a catalyst for significant international reform, both political and legal. Among those reforms was the development and adoption of the concept of the responsibility to protect (‘R2P’), the genesis of which is found in the tragedy of inaction by the international community when faced with impending genocide.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRwanda Revisited
Subtitle of host publicationGenocide, Civil War, and the Transformation of International Law
EditorsPhillip Drew, Bruce Oswald, Robert McLaughlin, Jeremy Farrall
Place of PublicationLeiden, Netherlands
PublisherBrill Publishing
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)978-90-04-43012-9
ISBN (Print)978-90-04-42222-3
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Externally publishedYes


  • genocide
  • politics
  • human rights
  • United nations


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