Thursday, 25 August 2011

Responsibility to Protect Documents

Following previous postings on Libya I realised that not all readers of the blog may be aware of the doctrine of "responsibility to protect" or have accessed documents that could enable them to begin the process of thinking it through as a doctrine and assessing its application in Libya. There is a web-site specifically devoted to setting out the doctrine and discussing the ways it has been applied and it can be found here. It is evident that there needs to be substantive philosophical discussion of the ideas behind the framework of this conception and its means of being applied. So I would urge philosophers to look closely at the material available on this site in order to be able to participate more fully in the international debates that should follow the Libyan conflict.

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