Legalizing the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) with Dr. Sheri Rosenberg
Thursday, October 11th at 7pm in VU Law School’s Flynn Auditorium
Legalizing the Responsibility to Protect (R2P)
The NATO intervention in Libya and the failure of the international community to stop violence in Syria has raised questions about when the international community bears a responsibility to protect civilians from human rights abuses perpetrated by their own government. While there is growing agreement that such a duty exists, the absence of clear legal standards on when it is triggered has led to inconsistent action and disagreement on when and how the international community should act. Professor Sheri Rosenberg, director of the Human Rights and Genocide clinic at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, offers her perspective on what standard the international community should apply in determining when to intervene in a human rights crisis, and what steps should be employed before considering the use of military force.