Libya and Syria: R2P and the Spectre of the Swinging Pendulum http://www.chathamhouse.org/sites/default/files/public/International%20Affairs/2013/89_5/89_5morris.pdf
International Affairs Article by Justin Morris, August 2013
Contemplating the implications of the Libyan and Syrian cases for the future of R2P, the article concludes by arguing that the concept’s international standing can best be preserved through the excision of its most coercive elements; [[[[R2P should be reconstituted as a standard of acceptable sovereign behaviour and a mechanism geared towards the provision of international guidance and support, while decisions over coercive military intervention, inevitably infused with considerations of strategic interest, should be made outside the R2P framework.]]]]
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