Feminist Reflections on the Responsibility to Protect

TitleFeminist Reflections on the Responsibility to Protect
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsCharlesworth, Hilary
JournalResponsibility to Protect and International Law
Start Page139

This paper offers a feminist analysis of the responsibility to protect principle. It outlines some themes in feminist scholarship in international law and then uses these to explore the idea of a responsibility to protect. The paper argues that, despite some resonance with feminist concerns, the doctrine has been developed in a limited context, effectively privileging male elites and masculine modes of reasoning.

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