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Whose Responsibility is the Responsibility to Protect?

Whose Responsibility is the Responsibility to Protect? The idea that national sovereignty is a responsibility not a right, is the controversial notion at the heart of the emerging international norm of ‘responsibility to protect’ (R2P). This notion declares that states have a responsibility to protect their populations from mass atrocities. If states are either unable or unwilling to do so then responsibility is taken up by the international community to protect the populations in danger. This essay will discuss why the United Nations (UN) bears most, but not all, of the responsibility for R2P. Specifically, when the UN fails to act to prevent genocide then responsibility transitions to the United States and regional powers. Through a collective and diverse range…