Upcoming Events

Human Rights Day collaborative event between ECR2P, ECR2Psoc and the University of Leeds Human Rights Journal

Thursday 10th December 5-6.30pm.

To celebrate the UN Human Rights Day, the Leeds Human Rights Journal in collaboration with ECR2P and the ECR2P Society are organising a Human Rights Day Event this Thursday, 10 December 2020, 5:00-6:30 p.m. Registration is available here.

Event speakers include:

Dr Cristina Stefan – Founding Co-Director of ECR2P, Associate Professor in International Relations

Topic: Norm entrepreneurship on R2P, both Western and Non-Western initiatives

Richard Illingworth – PhD researcher at POLIS and member of ECR2P

Topic: R2P as a failing cosmopolitan aspiration

Prof. Jason Ralph – Founding Research Director of ECR2P, Professor in International Relations

Topic: R2P and “Glocal” Britain


The double R2P and WPS anniversary at the UN in 2020:
A conversation on R2P at 15 and WPS at 20 followed by Q&A

December 17th 2020
14:00 – 15:45 London (GMT) / 09:00 – 10:45 New York (GMT-5)
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Poster with event information: title; names, photographs and biographies of all 6 speakers and the chair; logistical informationThis high-level interactive panel discussion marks a significant double anniversary, namely the 15th anniversary of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) since its adoption at the UN in September 2005 and the 20th anniversary of Women Peace and Security (WPS) since the adoption of SC Resolution 1325 in October 2000.

What are the key lessons learned from 15 years of R2P and atrocity prevention and 20 years of implementing the WPS agenda? What successes can we highlight for both? How can R2P and WPS be implemented closer together in light of their overlaps, including the gendered impact of atrocity crimes, the connections between gender equality and R2P, and the important roles women play in supporting protection and atrocity prevention?

Ambassador Liberata Mulamula, Ms. Debbie Stothard, Dr. Karen Smith, Ms. Savita Pawnday, Dr. Toni Haastrup, and Ms. Wai Wai Nu are the distinguished experts joining in conversation to reflect on the progress made on implementing the R2P and WPS agendas to date. They will discuss some of the key lessons learned and explore priorities and strategies for implementing these two complementary agendas going forward. The conversation is moderated by Dr. Cristina G. Stefan, and will be followed by Q&A.

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20 Years: Idea, Inaction, and Implementation of the R2P
Liverpool, 1st – 2nd June 2021

In 2001, the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty published its report on ‘The Responsibility to Protect’, paving the way for the idea to be adopted by the international community at the 2005 World Summit. For 20 years, the concept of the Responsibility to Protect has developed form its initial idea, faced the inaction of States and the United Nations Security Council, but has also seen progress in its implementation by ‘R2P Focal Points’ and in the UN General Assembly.

To mark 20 years since the publication of the report, the Organising Committee invites abstracts to be submitted for a two-day conference in June 2021, to be held in Ormskirk, just outside of Liverpool, United Kingdom. Please use the form at the end of this document to submit your abstract: Responsibility to Protect 2021 Call for Papers (1)