15. August 2008

Call for Papers - The Global Responsibility to Protect Journal

Global Responsibility to Protect is the premier journal for the study and practice of the responsibility to protect (R2P). This journal seeks to publish the best and latest research on the R2P principle, its development as a new norm in global politics, its operationalization through the work of governments, international and regional organizations and NGOs, and finally, its relationship and applicability to past and present cases of genocide and mass atrocities including the global response to those cases. Global Responsibility to Protect also serves as a repository for lessons learned and analysis of best practices; it will disseminate information about the current status of R2P and efforts to realize its promise. Each issue contains research articles and at least one piece on the practicalities of R2P, be that the current state of R2P diplomacy or its application in the field.
Global Responsibility to Protect promotes a universal understanding of R2P and efforts to realize it, through encouraging critical debate and diversity of opinion, and to acquaint a broad readership of scholars, practitioners, students and analysts with the principle and its operationalization. It encourages contributions from a variety of disciplines and professions who have something to say about R2P.
Global Responsibility to Protect seeks insights and approaches from every region of the world that might contribute to understanding, operationalizing and applying R2P in practice.
The journal welcomes papers that discuss a wide variety of issues relating to the responsibility to protect; including but not limited to genocide and mass atrocities, conflict prevention and resolution, peacekeeping, refugee and IDP flows, international law and the roles of various institutions and organisations,and new and emerging crises. Perspectives from academic and practitioners, supporters or critics, are most welcome.
Questions and abstracts can be submitted to Luke Glanville at the eMail: