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The Question of InterventionJohn Stuart Mill and the Responsibility to Protect$
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Michael W. Doyle

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780300172638

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300172638.001.0001

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Libya, the “Responsibility to Protect,” and the New Moral Minimum

Libya, the “Responsibility to Protect,” and the New Moral Minimum

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The Question of Intervention

Michael W. Doyle

Yale University Press

The chapter examines the legal and doctrinal sources of the responsibility to protect people from war crimes, crimes against humanity, ethnic cleansing, and genocide. It explores its practice, most importantly in Libya 2011, and identifies the challenges to its continued efficacy that that intervention caused.

Keywords:   Responsibility to protect, Crimes against humanity, Genocide, War crimes, Ethnic cleansing, Humanitarian intervention, Libya, 2011, United Nations

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