Call for Papers for Workshop organised by the ECR2P and The Intervention and R2P BISA Working Group at The University of Leeds, on September 21, 2018

BISA Working Group on Intervention and R2P


European Centre for the Responsibility to Protect
University of Leeds
Friday 21 September 2018

Call for papers:
We will be holding our first annual one-day workshop and would welcome papers on intervention and the R2P.

Please send abstracts of 250 words and a 100-word bio to by 15 July 2018.

Theme: This year the general theme will be ‘alternatives to military intervention under R2P’. The choice of topic is because much of the R2P literature to date has focused on the military (and often contentious) aspects of R2P. At this event, we will have papers that will explore the case for non-military ways of addressing mass atrocities, under the second and third pillars of R2P. This will include both the ‘reactive’ measures of R2P, as well as some of the ‘preventive’ ones, specifically those concerned with ‘direct’ or ‘imminent’ prevention. There is potential to create a special issue as an output from the workshop.

We will also have some general sessions, for those members who are working on other topics related to intervention and R2P.

Possible topics include:
• UN sanctions
• Peace vs justice
• The UN’s relationship with the International Criminal Court
• Regional organisations and R2P
• UN Security Council practices in responding to mass atrocity crimes
• Legitimacy and the implementation of R2P
• Unarmed civilian peacekeeping
• Any other topics connected to R2P and intervention

Attendance and participation is not limited to members of BISA or the working group.
Lunch will be provided on the day.

The winners of the annual book and ECR article awards will also be announced.
There are some travel bursaries for PhD students to enable attendance. Please email to apply.