Response-ability to protect? Ft. Jennifer Welsh, UN Special Adviser on R2P
The Responsibility to Protect doctrine was born out of the need to prevent the most horrific war crimes and atrocities. But its implementation in recent conflicts has arguably led to more harm than it has prevented. Can humanitarian interventions be disentangled from the geopolitical interests of the intervening parties? And how can we hold those claiming the right to intervene accountable for their actions under international law? Oksana is joined by Dr Jennifer Welsh, UN special adviser on the Responsibility to Protect, to discuss these issues.