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Libya, the Responsibility to Protect and the Future of Humanitarian Intervention

  • Aidan Hehir
  • Robert Murray

About this book


This book critically analyses the 2011 intervention in Libya arguing that the manner in which the intervention was sanctioned, prosecuted and justified has a number of troubling implications for the both the future of humanitarian intervention and international peace and security.


Peace security military humanitarian intervention Libya conflict intervention NATO

Editors and affiliations

  • Aidan Hehir
    • 1
  • Robert Murray
    • 2
  1. 1.University of WestminsterUK
  2. 2.University of AlbertaCanada

About the editors

Professor Alex de Waal, Tufts University, USA Dr Eric Heinze, University of Oklahoma, USA Professor Tom Keating, University of Alberta, Canada Professor Alan Kuperman, University of Texas at Austin, USA Professor Kim Richard Nossal, Queen's University, Canada Dr Theresa Reinold, Social Science Research Centre Berlin, Germany Dr Brent Steele, University of Kansas, USA

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"The Libyan intervention has been greeted as demonstrating the arrival of R2P. This excellent collection critically dissects these claims. Recommended for all those interested in the shifting debates concerning international intervention, law, ethics and humanitarian action."

- David Chandler, University of Westminster, UK

"This collection's incisive, critical analyses will set the terms of the debate over the 2011 Libya intervention, as well as shine much-needed light on the politics and future of the 'Responsibility to Protect' in Africa and around the world."

- Adam Branch, San Diego State University, USA