This paper seeks to investigate the current shift from the non-intervention norm towards the “Responsibility to Protect,” commonly abbreviated as “RtoP,” which actually mandates intervention in cases of humanitarian intervention disasters. I will look at the May 2011 application of the R2P doctrine to the humanitarian crisis in Libya and assess whether it was a success or a failure. Many critics of the “Responsibility to Protect” norm consider it to be yet another imperial tool used by the West to pursue national interests, so this paper analyzes this argument in detail, referring to case study examples, particularly in the Middle East, in which Western self-interest appears cloaked under humanitarian assistance.
"The Responsibility to Protect: Emerging Norm or Failed Doctrine?,"
Global Tides: Vol. 9
, Article 9.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.pepperdine.edu/globaltides/vol9/iss1/9
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