The Protection of IDPs and Refugees within the Framework of the Responsibility to Protect

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Gozen Ercan P., KUL S.

ULUSLARARASI ILISKILER-INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, vol.18, no.71, pp.1-19, 2021 (SSCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 71
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.33458/uidergisi.947576
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, IBZ Online, International Bibliography of Social Sciences, Historical Abstracts, Index Islamicus, Political Science Complete, vLex, Worldwide Political Science Abstracts, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-19
  • Keywords: R2P, Forced Displacement, Protection Regimes, United Nations, Mass Atrocity Crimes, R2P, SECURITIZATION, EUROPE, TURKEY, ASYLUM, CRISIS, SYRIA, LIBYA, LEGAL
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


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.