This edited collection has sought contributions from some of the foremost scholars of refugee and Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) studies to engage with the conceptual and practical difficulties entailed in realising how the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) can be fulfilled by states and the international community to protect vulnerable persons. Contributors to this book were given one theme: to consider, based on their experience and knowledge, how R2P may be aligned with the protection of the displaced. Contributions explore the history and progress so far in aligning R2P with refugee and IDP protection, as well as examining the conceptual and practical issues that arise when attempting to expand R2P from words into deeds.
Sara E. Davies, PhD (2005) in International Relations, University of Queensland, is an Australian Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow at the Griffith Asia Institute and Centre for Governance and Public Policy, Griffith University. Dr Davies is author of
Legitimising Rejection: International Refugee Law in Southeast Asia (Martinus Nijhoff, 2007) and
The Global Politics of Health (Polity Press, 2010).
'Luke Glanville has recently submitted his PhD thesis in International Relations at University of Queensland. He is a Research Fellow at the Griffith Asia Institute and Centre for Governance and Public Policy, Griffith University, Australia.
Forced Migration, the Refugee Regime and the Responsibility to Protect, by Susan Martin; Reconciling R2P with IDP Protection, by Roberta Cohen; Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed…Something Blue? The Protection Potential of a Marriage between R2P and IDPs, by Erin Mooney; EU Migration Policy: Evolving Ideas of Responsibility and Protection, by Emma Haddad; Regime-Induced Displacement and Decision-Making within the United Nations Security Council: The Cases of Northern Iraq, Kosovo, and Darfur, by Phil Orchard; Protection of Civilians in Uncivil Wars, by Alex J. Bellamy and Paul D. Williams, Protection of Persons in the Event of Natural Disasters, by Sara E. Davies; The International Community’s Responsibility to Protect, by Luke Glanville
All those interested in international law and refugee studies, the responsibility to protect principle and international organizations.