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.

Our team

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

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Research and impact

Articles by ECR2P Co-Directors published as part of an Ethics & International Affairs Roundtable on the Responsibility to Protect in a Changing World Order: Twenty Years since Its Inception.

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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.

The GR2P journal’s special issue on Myanmar is out now and open access

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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Registration is now open for the latest seminar series event on Europe and the R2P titled ‘R2P at the Borders:...


In their ECR2P Fresh Perspectives Blog, Olivia Lwabukuna of SOAS University of London writes on R2P and IDPs in the...


Ben Willis published an article for the 38 North website discussing the UN Human Rights Committee’s ongoing review of North...


A 2021 Roundtable on The Responsibility to Protect in a Changing World Order has been published by the journal Ethics &...


Our partners

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