Registration open for BISA Intervention & R2P Working Group Conference on “Alternatives to Military Intervention under R2P”

Conference of the BISA Intervention & R2P Working Group
‘Alternatives to military intervention under R2P’
Fri 21 September 2018, 09:00 – 18:30
Venue: Charles Thackrah Building, 1.01-1.04 

Registration is now open for the 2018 BISA Intervention & R2P Working Group Conference on “Alternatives to Military Intervention under R2P”.

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.

The keynote speaker for this event will be Joanne Neenan, who works with the FCO and the LSE (speaking in a personal capacity). Joanne is an international lawyer and a diplomat who works on Women, Peace and Security, and formerly worked with the UK Mission to the United Nations.

We are also holding a roundtable on James Pattison’s new book The Alternatives to War, which will include presentations from Cristina Stefan, Stephen McLoughlin, and Chris Finlay.

The conference programme for the day is available here

We will also have some general sessions, for those members who are working on other topics related to intervention and R2P.
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 and tea/coffee will be provided on the day.

The winners of the annual book and ECR article awards will also be announced.