Protecting the Displaced: Deepening the Responsibility to Protect

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Sara Ellen Davies, Luke Glanville
BRILL, 2010 - Social Science - 210 pages
This edited collection has sought contributions from some of the foremost scholars of refugee and Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) studies to engage with the conceptual and practical difficulties entailed in realising how the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) can be fulfilled by states and the international community to protect vulnerable persons. Contributors to this book were given one theme: to consider, based on their experience and knowledge, how R2P may be aligned with the protection of the displaced. Contributions explore the history and progress so far in aligning R2P with refugee and IDP protection, as well as examining the conceptual and practical issues that arise when attempting to expand R2P from words into deeds.

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Sara E. Davies, PhD (2005) in International Relations, University of Queensland, is an Australian Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow at the Griffith Asia Institute and Centre for Governance and Public Policy, Griffith University. Dr Davies is author of "Legitimising Rejection: International Refugee Law in Southeast Asia" (Martinus Nijhoff, 2007) and "The Global Politics of Health" (Polity Press, 2010). 'Luke Glanville has recently submitted his PhD thesis in International Relations at University of Queensland. He is a Research Fellow at the Griffith Asia Institute and Centre for Governance and Public Policy, Griffith University, Australia.

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