Responsibility to Protect?

In 2005, the United Nations established an initiative called Responsibility to Protect, predicated on the idea that sovereignty is a responsibility rather than a right, and that gross human rights violations are an abrogation of that responsibility requiring outside intervention. At the Institute’s Ideas Festival, Director of the Committee on Conscience at the US Holocaust Museum Michael Abramowitz, Yale Law School professor Stephen L. Carter, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist (and winner of the 2011 John P. McNulty Prize) Dele Olojede, and Princeton Professor of Politics and International Affairs Anne-Marie Slaughter debated the initiative’s utility in a conversation moderated by The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg.

For more, read Elizabeth’s article in The Aspen Idea.

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