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Title: The International Responsibility to Protect and the Conflict in Darfur
Contributor(s): Lahai, John Idriss (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2015
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Abstract: The political and legal dynamics surrounding the conflict in Darfur, Sudan threaten the entire structure of the international Responsibility to Protect (RtoP). General concern in the west and Africa has been expressed in different clusters of principles and policy directives. Collectively, they maintain that the primary responsibility of a state is to protect its citizens. Such protection should include prevention, reaction and rebuilding. In this chapter, I examine the origin and characteristics of the conflict and the nature of alternative dispute resolution and peacekeeping in Darfur. I argue that, political considerations in this conflict, as well as the competing interests of those interested in the conflict-i.e. the United Nations (UN), the African Union (AU), the International Criminal Court (ICC), and the United States (US) government-have led to (political and legal) tensions, especially with regards to the questions of genocide, Sudan's sovereignty and peacekeeping in the troubled region of Darfur.
Publication Type: Book Chapter
Source of Publication: African Frontiers : Insurgency, Governance and Peacebuilding in Postcolonial States, p. 55-67
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Limited
Place of Publication: Farnham, United Kingdom
ISBN: 9781472460103
Field of Research (FOR): 160607 International Relations
160603 Comparative Government and Politics
160604 Defence Studies
HERDC Category Description: B1 Chapter in a Scholarly Book
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Series Name: Ashgate plus series in international relations and politics
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