The Expanding Use of Measures Less than Force under R2P

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The principles of sovereignty and non-intervention, taken at the highest, require States to stand idle and not intervene in another State, regardless of what atrocities may be occurring there. R2P, on the other hand, when taken at its highest, obliges States to respond, including with military force, when faced with atrocity crimes of genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity, or ethnic cleansing. This paper will explore the increasing use of measures by the international community in response to atrocity crimes which fall somewhere between the two extremes of inaction and military Force.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResponsibility to Protect
Subtitle of host publicationWhere Do We Stand Ten Years After?
EditorsVasilka Sancin
Place of PublicationPoland
PublisherUniversity of Ljubljana
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9789616447492
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • R2P
  • Sovereignty
  • Non-Intervention


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