Course level

Postgraduate Coursework




One Semester

Class contact

30 Seminar hours

Assessment methods

Major essay, briefing paper, participation

Course coordinator

Dr. Noel M. Morada

Study Abroad

This course is pre-approved for Study Abroad and Exchange students.

This course is not currently offered, please contact the school or faculty of your program.

Course description

This course examines the evolution of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) norm in global politics before and after its adoption in 2005 at the World Summit of Leaders in the United Nations. It will focus on its conceptual and theoretical development since the publication of the R2P report by the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty (ICISS) in 2001, the challenges it presents to traditional conception of state sovereignty, and the issues and problems that emerged in its implementation or application in responding to four mass atrocity crimes┬┐genocide, ethnic cleansing, war crimes, and crimes against humanity┬┐in various parts of the world (e.g., Africa, Asia Pacific). It will also cover topics related to R2P and state violence, gender and sexual violence, humanitarian crisis, and policy-relevant mechanisms and approaches to mass atrocity crime prevention