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From Meanings-in-Use to Useful Meanings: the Case of Responsibility to Rebu...

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War Studies Meeting Room (K6.07)

King's College London

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What counts as ethical behaviour in the aftermath of military intervention carried out under the ‘responsibility to protect’ (R2P) principle? This question has become topical in the light of the events in Libya, following the 2011 protection intervention. Rather than heralding a new, peaceful Libya, the country has been divided by armed militias and the fighting has escalated into a full-blown civil war. The Libyan experience not only foregrounds the importance of an often overlooked norm in the R2P framework, the responsibility to rebuild (R2R), but it also calls for a more pragmatist assessment of what ought to be done, and what is achievable, after protection interventions.

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Outi Donovan is a Senior Research Fellow in the School of Politics and International Studies at University of Leeds. Her research interests are in responsibility to protect and rebuild, ethnic conflicts and identity politics and her monograph on statebuilding in Bosnia, The Contentious Politics of Statebuilding, was published last year by Routledge. Her current research project, funded by the ESRC, examines the rebuilding element of the responsibility to protect principle.

Chair: Christine Cheng, War Studies

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