International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

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Research Paper | Social Science | Turkey | Volume 7 Issue 9, September 2018

The Concept of Responsibility to Protect and the Libya Intervention

Ishmael Adjei

Abstract: The unprecedented Libya Revolution and its antidote The Responsibility to Protect (R2P) have left the global arena a lot of misunderstandings with regards to security interventions. There have been various debates on who really need security and how to give security to insecure places in the world. This article attempts to clear some of the unanswered questions about the Libyan crisis and its security debate in the international system. In this attempt, the paper seeks to explore these questions and make analysis based on some findings and observations to these questions. (i) What was the role played by the Africa Union (AU) and to what extent was it effective (ii) What was the reason behind the R2P and its effects on Libya And (iii) why did the United Nations intervene in Libya but failed to do so in Syria The author also gives some explanations on how intervention reflect on local governance, security, and the rise of terrorist groups in Libya.

Keywords: Libya, Responsibility to Protect, NATO, AU, Syria, intervention, crisis

Edition: Volume 7 Issue 9, September 2018,

Pages: 188 - 193

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