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    Sri Lanka and the Responsibility to Protect: Politics, Ethnicity and Genocide (Global Politics and the Responsibility to Protect) (Hardback) By (author) Damien Kingsbury

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    DescriptionThis book provides a study of the war by Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) to create a separate state in Sri Lanka. It examines the ways in which this war should, in principle, have invoked 'Responsibility to Protect' principles, as well as the political, legal and practical problems involved and, ultimately, why the international community failed to act. Over the years there have been several events, including those in Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Timor-Leste, Darfur, and Kosovo, that have led the international community to accept a responsibility to protect. However, despite its overwhelming preliminary endorsement, the principles of this concept are still not universally sanctioned and there are some strong international opponents, including some countries that were initial signatories of the convention. By considering the example of Sri Lanka, the text focuses on what conditions could satisfy or demand the application of responsibility to protect. It further presents a case as to why this conflict was, and may still be, the normative responsibility of the international community. Sri Lanka and the Responsibility to Protect will be of great interest to students of South-East Asian politics, human rights, international law, ethnic conflict, security studies and IR in general.

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    Sri Lanka and the Responsibility to Protect
    Politics, Ethnicity and Genocide
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Damien Kingsbury
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 200
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 434 g
    ISBN 13: 9780415588843
    ISBN 10: 0415588847

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LAW
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FKS
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 08
    Libri: I-HP
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S5.2
    BIC subject category V2: JPVH
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET080
    Ingram Theme: CULT/INDIAN
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17400
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS017000
    B&T General Subject: 431
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 04
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BISAC V2.8: POL035010, POL035000
    BIC subject category V2: LBH
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    DC22: 954.93032, 954.9303/2
    BIC subject category V2: 1FKS
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    DC22: 341.584095493
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000
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    LC classification: KZ6795.S65 K56 2012
    Thema V1.0: JPVH, LBH
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
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    Publication date
    23 November 2011
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    Author Information
    Damien Kingsbury is Professor at the School of International and Political Studies, Deakin University, Melbourne. He is the author and editor of a number of books and numerous journal articles on political and security matters.
    Table of contents
    Introduction 1. The Meaning and Application of R2P 2. Politics and Ethnicity 3. The War in Sri Lanka 4. Cultural Dominance, Genocide and Crimes against Humanity 5. Sri Lanka and International Law 6. Opposition to R2P 7. Geo-Strategic Factors, R2P and Sri Lanka 8. Conclusion