This lecture discusses the rapid but controversial rise of the principle of the responsibility to protect (R2P) in contemporary world politics. Special Adviser to the UN Secretary General on the Responsibility To Protect Jennifer Welsh demonstrates that while recent years have seen significant moves to institutionalize R2P in both states and international organizations, there has also been continuing contestation over R2P's scope and meaning. Following the lecture, She is joined in discussion by David Welch, CIGI Chair of Global Security at BSIA.

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