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War, weapons & victims : legal responses: R2P/Intervention

"RtoP" or "R2P": Responsibility to Protect

"Sovereignty no longer exclusively protects States from foreign interference; it is a charge of responsibility that holds States accountable for the welfare of their people.

Prevention requires apportioning responsibility to and promoting collaboration between concerned States and the international community. The duty to prevent and halt genocide and mass atrocities lies first and foremost with the State, but the international community has a role that cannot be blocked by the invocation of sovereignty. Sovereignty no longer exclusively protects States from foreign interference; it is a charge of responsibility where States are accountable for the welfare of their people. This principle is enshrined in article 1 of the Genocide Convention and embodied in the principle of “sovereignty as responsibility” and in the concept of the Responsibility to Protect." Quotation from web page of UN's Special Advisor on the Prevention of Genocide. (Viewed 15 April 2013)

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Intervention (international law)
Responsibility to protect (international law)
Humanitarian
 intervention
 
Humanitarian assistance  
Atrocities - prevention

Crimes against humanity - prevention
Genocide intervention

Conflict management
Security, International

 

Intervention

“Nothing contained in the present Charter shall authorize the United Nations to intervene in matters which are essentially within the domestic jurisdiction of any state”. Article 2.7 of UN Charter

Intervention by invitation

and

Intervention, prohibition of

two articles in MPEPIL see link below