ECR2P delighted to welcome UN Special Advisor on R2P, Dr Karen Smith, for the 2019 Annual Lecture

The ECR2P is delighted to have welcomed Dr Karen Smith, the United Nations Special Adviser on the R2P, to the University of Leeds to deliver the 2019 Annual Lecture on the “Responsibility to Protect 15 Years On: Where to Now?”

ECR2P Co-Director, Dr Cristina Stefan, welcomed the audience and our excellent guest speaker, Dr Karen Smith, to the University of Leeds

Dr Smith then delivered a fascinating talk to a sold out audience. Dr Smith’s Keynote Speech covered the political progress made on the R2P, as well as both the conceptual and practical challenges of implementing the R2P in both the past, present and future. The speech was concluded with recommendations for future areas of research on the R2P.