The European Centre for the Responsibility to Protect

ECR2P was launched in 2016 and is dedicated to advancing the responsibility to protect principle through research, education, and policy dialogue.

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Our team

Our team specialise in the responsibility to protect and have researched and published widely on the subject.

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Research

We research and publish on six themes of the Responsibility to Protect.

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Global Responsibility to Protect

ECR2P co-director, Dr Adrian Gallagher, is Editor-in-Chief for the journal Global Responsibility to Protect alongside Charles T. Hunt, and Cecilia Jacob. The journal seeks to publish the best and latest research on atrocity prevention and human protection, human rights, global governance, diplomacy, the ethics and law of armed conflict, and humanitarianism.

ECR2P Annual Lectures

Since ECR2P's launch event with Professor Alex Bellamy in 2016, the Centre has held a further four annual lectures with high-profile speakers. This includes the UN Secretary-General's Special Advisor on R2P, Dr Karen Smith, two former UN Special Advisors on R2P, Professor Jennifer Welsh and Dr. Ivan Šimonović, and Distinguished Honorary Professor at the Australian National University and co-chair of the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty (2000–01), Professor Gareth Evans.

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We were delighted to welcome Laura Collins (George Mason University) to our ECR2P Research Seminar Series on 25 March 2021...

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In collaboration with aidXchange, ECR2P’s Dr Cristina Stefan and Professor Jason Ralph, offer their thoughts on the applicability of the...

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In the latest ‘Fresh Perspectives’ blog post, Elisabeth Pramendorfer, Senior Human Rights Officer at the Global Centre for the Responsibility to...

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Our ECR2P Co-Director, Dr Cristina Stefan, took part in the expert roundtable discussion on UN Peace & Security and Humanitarian Action,...

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Our partners

The ECR2P is based on a partnership between academics at the University of Leeds and activists at Protection Approaches.