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”Responsibility to Protect” from Aggression
”Responsibility to Protect” from Aggression

Author(s): Đorđe Stojanović, Danijela Barjaktarović
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Институт за политичке студије
Keywords: responsibility to protect; aggression; sovereignty; international law; crimes against humanity; war crimes

Summary/Abstract: In this article the author discusses about the relationship between a ”Responsibility to protect” doctrine and crime of aggression, advocating further doctrinal development. The R2P doctrine is a new norm based on the idea that sovereignty is not a privilege, but a responsibility of states to protect civilians from horrors of genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity, and ethnic cleansing. Debatable in R2P doctrine is the fact that even if the crime of aggression is a part of the contemporary international criminal law, it is not part of the R2P. Pondering over the reasons for the exclusion of aggression, the author examines types of the aggression’s responsibilities, juxtaposes them to doctrinal goals and objectives, and perceives the crime of aggression as an additional control mechanism for the implementation of a R2P doctrine.

  • Issue Year: 5/2012
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 49-65
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: English