The Protection of IDPs and Refugees within the Framework of the Responsibility to Protect - Pinar GOZEN ERCAN and Selin KUL

28/05/2021
ULUSLARARASI ILISKILER, ADVANCED ONLINE PUBLICATION, 2021

Pinar GOZEN ERCAN* and Selin KUL**

ABSTRACT
During mass atrocities, the population in the region usually tries to escape from the conflict and/or country. While this leads to the emergence of IDPs and refugees, it is also an important indication of the state’s failure to protect its population, i.e. its responsibility to protect (R2P). In such cases, the international community has a responsibility not only to stop the atrocity crimes, but also to protect the forcibly displaced persons. In this article analysing how these persons can be protected on the basis of R2P’s three-pillar implementation strategy, it is argued that R2P provides a complementary protection framework.

Keywords: R2P, Forced Displacement, Protection Regimes, United Nations, Mass Atrocity Crimes

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* Assoc. Prof. Dr., Hacettepe University, Department of International Relations
** Res. Assist., Hacettepe University, Department of International Relations