Blogposts by Nienke van der Have


Nienke van der Have

Nienke is a PhD candidate in the SHARES Project. She conducts research on the prevention of gross human rights violations under international law. Her research seeks to determine to what extent states have a responsibility to prevent gross human rights … Read more

25 October 2011

The Responsibility to Protect Temporarily Stranded in Syria

On 14 October , High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay publicly stated that the ‘onus to take protective action’ for the benefit of the Syrian people now lies with the international community. This reference to the international community is a moderate formulation of what seem to be forceful intentions. In concrete terms, the statement can be seen as a call for action by the international community of states under a mandate of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) based on the responsibility to protect (R2P). (more…)

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