This essay examines the theory of responsibility to protect, particularly as it clashes and melds with the concept of state sovereignty. The shift in focus takes center stage and highlights the progression of the premise that states everywhere are responsible for ensuring that mass atrocities against civilians do not occur, and culpable if they do.
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Scott Woodward; The Responsibility to Protect: The Time Is Now. Mediterranean Quarterly 1 September 2012; 23 (3): 82–97. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/10474552-1703471
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