Responsibility to Protect facing biggest test

The Responsibility to Protect has received the biggest boost of its young existence with the UN resolution authorizing military intervention to protect Libyans from President Moammar Gaddafi. But several of R2P's most prominent authors and advocates say this is also the biggest test the doctrine has ever faced.

Lee Berthiaume
Published: Wednesday, 03/30/2011 12:00 am EDT

The Responsibility to Protect has received the biggest boost of its young existence with the UN resolution authorizing military intervention to protect Libyans from President Moammar Gaddafi. But several of R2P's most prominent authors and advocates say this is also the biggest test the doctrine has ever faced.

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